Essential Navigation and Seamanship

Key facts


£137 per person

(Group rates available)

Course duration

Two days



Minimum age

Not specified


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RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Shorebased Training Course

This information is about the face-to-face training course.

This shorebased course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it's for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing RYA on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.


It's a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice.


Course topics include:

  • Charts and Publications

  • Safety

  • Engine checks

  • Buoyage

  • Tidal awareness

  • Visual and electronic navigation

  • Pilotage

  • Rules of the road

  • Anchoring

  • Weather forecasts

  • Passage planning


You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD.