RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship
This Essential Navigation & Safety course is for anyone new to sailing, motor boating including RIBs and other small powerboats, sea angling and diving as well as experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers.
The RYA Essential Navigation & Safety course is the perfect introduction or refresher for anyone going afloat on inshore waters, and a stepping stone to the more in-depth Day Skipper shorebased course.
It also complements our on-the-water training such as the Intermediate Powerboat, Start Yachting, Helmsman or Day Skipper courses.
You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD, WE NOW INCLUDE DIVIDERS as well in the course pack!
This is a highly practical basic navigation course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice using the exercises provided.
The course is taught over 16 hours with exercises to complete along the way. It can be covered as a series of short sessions or over two full days. Alternatively you can now complete this course online in our new Interactive section.
Course topics include:
- charts and publications
- engine checks
- tidal awareness
- visual and electronic navigation
- rules of the road
- weather forecasts
- passage planning
Courses are run at our purpose built classroom a few hundred yards from the pretty harbour in the centre of the bustling fishing port of Brixham, Torbay, Devon.
Why not look at our Interactive site for further information (all equipment and books are included in the price).
We have a maximum Student to Instructor ratio of 6:1 - normally 4:1 - ensuring high interaction between Student and Instructor. All courses include free refreshments course notes and relevant RYA Publications, Chart plotter and dividers.
Courses are run over 2 consecutive days please contact us for dates or to arrange a date to suit yourselves, local accommodation can be arranged on request.