The RYA has introduced this course to offers "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."

There is lots of opportunity to discuss your own boating and how to go about this safely.

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

SKU: 126351351935
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  • 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, exercises and an electronic practise chart plotter CD. This course will usually be taught over 2 days or 8 2hr evening classes.


  • Don't forget the T&C's !!