Essential Navigation and Seamanship Online Course

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course is a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for all sailors!

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course is a great step for anyone interested in sailing or boating. Ideally you will have completed the practical RYA Start Yachting course, or has equivalent sailing or boating experience.

This highly informative beginner to intermediate level navigation course is highly interactive. There are many activities to reinforce and practice what you are learning. You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD. The course is fully online and takes around 8-12 hours to complete. You can work through the Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course at your own speed whenever and wherever you like, All you need is internet access! An EastSail instructor provides online support to answer any questions you might have. $225 plus kit postage if required.

You will learn how to set a course to steer and how to check your position along the way using a navigation chart. A navigation protractor and dividers are included with the course. There are also sections dealing with boating rules, buoyage and weather. See the topics listed below.

Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course Topics

  • Charts and publications
  • Safety
  • Engine checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal awareness
  • Visual and electronic navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Right of way rules
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecasts
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