RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship (Online Course)
This course is delivered online, and can be arranged in the classroom upon request.
It offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. It is relevant to anyone interested in sailing, motor cruising, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.
Course Content: The basics of seamanship, the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage, chartwork, electronic charts, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting and meteorology, tides, collision regulations. construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat, emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts
Course Duration: Approximately 40-45 hours. You have six months to complete the course, and this can be extended for an additional admin fee.
Assessment criteria: There are two exams assessing general knowledge and chartwork.
Plotters and Dividers: Supplied with the course pack