The RYA has introduced this course to offer a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew. This course is aimed at anyone who has an interest in taking a boat out on tidal waters. This could be sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing on-the-water training you may have done or be considering taking, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.
The course is normally taught by our principal instructor who has over 50,000 miles sailing offshore, including Atlantic crossings.
There are lots of opportunities to discuss your own boating and how to go about this safely. Course Length 16 hours. This course will usually be taught over two days or eight two-hour evening classes.
£149 includes the cost the of RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Student pack worth £29.00 these student packs include course notes, exercises, RYA handy plotter, practice charts, certificate of satisfactory completion and a free set of dividers. Also included is the RYA Training Almanac worth £8.49. You will also need to bring stationaries such as pens, pencils, rubber and a note pad.
Our teaching will take place normally at Hythe Community Centre. http://www.hythecommunity.org.uk. or Hythe Marina, both are only a two-minute walk from Hythe Ferry which gives easy access to the mainline railway station in Southampton. There is a café in the centre, or alternatively, there are sandwich shops and coffee shops close by. We will provide tea and coffee, but please bring or expect to buy some lunch. We will only have 30 minutes break for lunch as well as a coffee break in the morning and afternoon. If you require a list of B&B accommodation in Hythe please feel free to ask.