We provide a number of different courses for professional seafarers and leisure sailors. To help you decide which course is for you, please visit our FAQ page.
RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship
A great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new and inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. It’s a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. It’s 100% online. Study from the comfort of your home.
Who this course is for: Anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving. It works well in complementing on-the-water training.
Length of course: Online the course will take around six hours, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like.
Objective: To get an introduction to navigation and safety awareness, both for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills.
Assessment: When you take the course online, you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you've learned.
Prerequisites: No previous sailing or boating experience is required.
Format of the course: Online, step by step, at your pace.
- Charts and Publications
- Engine checks
- Tidal awareness
- Visual and electronic navigation
- Rules of the road
- Weather forecasts
- Passage planning