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RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

November 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

£175.00 – £230.00
Course schedule

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship is taught over several sessions. The planned schedule for the Autumn 2022 course is as follows:

Tue 08/11/22 - 19:00 - 21:30
Sat 12/11/22 - 09:00 - 13:00
Tue 15/11/22 - 19:00 - 21:30
Tue 22/11/22 - 19:00 - 21:30
Sat 26/22/22 - 09:00 - 13:00

Course dates may be subject to change


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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.

12 Beacon Terrace
Torquay, TQ1 2BH, United Kingdom
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01803 292006
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