Essential Navigation and Seamanship offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting 

to refresh their skills. It also works well complementing the sea-based 

RYA Competent Crew course, or as a precursor to the RYA Day Skipper course. A highly informative course with many opportunities for you to put your newfound knowledge into practice in exercises during the course.

Course topics include:

  • Charts, Publications and Terms
  • Safety
  • Engine checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal awareness
  • Visual and electronic navigation
  • Rules of the road
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecasts
  • Pilotage
  • Passage planning

Course pre-requisites: None

Minimum age: 16 years

Course duration: 16 hours

Student : Instructor ratio: 1:10

Provided with the course: RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship pack and light refreshments

You will need: Writing materials (incl. 2B pencils)

Please be aware this course is subject to last minute cancellation due to weather, low uptake or unforeseen circumstances.