The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is an inspiring online course for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving - or pretty much anything else on the water! This course will give you the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat, from navigation to safety and seamanship to passage planning.
This is an entry level course suitable for complete beginners or those who want to fill in any knowledge gaps after some practical boating experience.
Approx 8 hours to complete if you are in a hurry, or take it in bite sized chunks.
- Suitable for all - new crews through to budding skippers
- Safety Essentials - all the essential knowledge for going afloat
- Simplicity - easy to use, interactive and full of great graphics
- Supporting your knowledge - an ideal accompaniment to your practical course
- Complements other courses - a great starting point before more advanced courses
- Real skills - use real skills alongside online technology
- Best advice - written by top RYA instructors, created by award winning designers
- Learn it, try it, test it - practice what you’ve learnt before taking the test.
Essential Navigation & Seamanship Syllabus
Charts, publications and terms.
Rules of the road
The course costs £95 and this includes an Essential Navigation and Seamanship student pack. The pack will be posted to you and includes course notes, exercises, plotter, chart plotter CD, practice charts and a free set of dividers. Basically, EVERYTHING you need to complete the course.
Once we have received payment we will then create an RYA account for you, enroll you onto the course and send you your Username and Password by email.. A course pack will be sent by post.
Addresses outside Europe: If your forwarding address for the start up pack is outside Europe we need to use a courier service to ensure delivery. The pack is quite bulky so there is an additional postal charge of £30 (check) for addresses outside Europe. We will be adding outside Europe postal charges to our on line payment shortly but in the interim please ring us on 0044 (0)1872 580022 with your delivery address and we'll sort out the extra payment.
*UK delivery price, overseas students will be subject to additional postage fee*