RYA Essential Navigation course requires no previous knowledge and teaches you the essential navigation and seamanship skills to take a vessel out to sea. The Essential Navigation course is an online course and will require approximately 6 hours to complete.
This course is designed to give those who venture out on the sea an introduction to the basic concepts of navigation and is suitable as an introduction to essential navigation techniques for Divers, Power and Sports boaters, Sea Anglers and those boaters who would like to eventually progress to RYA Day Skipper.
In your own time you will learn all the essential navigation and seamanship skills :
• Essential Navigation
• Pilotage Techniques
• Weather Forecasts and their sources
• Basic Passage Planning
• Basic Rules of the Road
• How tides affect us
• Introduction to GPS and Electronic Charts
• Buoyage System
This course is for beginners and you can view some course information here.