RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Online Course

About the course

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship is an introductory level online theory course offering a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those simply wanting to refresh their skills.

This highly informative course offers lots of opportunities for your to put your new found knowledge into practise through interactive activities and exercises.

Course topics

Course topics include:
  • Charts and Publications
  • Safety
  • Engine checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal awareness
  • Visual and electronic navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Rules of the road
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecasts
  • Passage planning

You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook and exercises.

How long will it take?

Online the course will take around six hours, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like.


The cost of this online course is £99.00

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