RYA Essential Navigation

Overview

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship is a fully online course ideal for anyone interested in getting out on the water - from RIBs and personal water craft to diving and sea angling … and everything else in between! This course offers an introduction to the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat. Concepts such as tide or weather are just as important to kayakers or jet skiers, as they are to someone on a sailing yacht.

Purchase your course with Sailing Course Online and you will receive automated access to the RYA Interactive Site within minutes

Course Syllabus

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship is a fully online course ideal for anyone interested in getting out on the water - from RIBs and personal water craft to diving and sea angling … and everything else in between!

This course offers an introduction to the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat. Concepts such as tide or weather are just as important to kayakers or jet skiers, as they are to someone on a sailing yacht – as they can affect the enjoyment of anyone’s day on the water. This course also gives you a basic understanding of navigation, safety and general seamanship.

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship is an online course. It’s easy to use, fun, and an interactive way of learning the essential skills to get you started on the water. As the course is delivered online, you can learn at your own pace from the comfort of your own home or office. There is also no exam at the end, so you will be under no pressure to demonstrate your learning under exam conditions.

Pre-Course
Experience
No experience required.
Assumed
Knowledge
None.
Student
Instructor Ratio
You will be assigned a dedicated RYA Yachtmaster Instructor to answer your questions.
Duration 8 hrs online study.
Course
Content
Charts, publications and terms
Buoyage
Navigation
Safety
Anchoring
Tides
Electronic navigation
Rules of the road
Weather forecasts
Pilotage
Passage planning
Ability after
Course
The course offers an introduction to the basic navigation and seamanship skills required before spending time afloat. It will also enable you to confidently consider approaching your Day Skipper theory qualification where these and other subjects are taught at a more in depth level.

What's Included

  • Personal login and access to the RYA Interactive Essential Navigation Course
  • Quality plotter and dividers so you can do your chartwork
  • RYA training charts and online almanac
  • RYA Essential Navigation Northern Hemisphere Exercise book
  • RYA Essential Navigation handbook
  • Access to RYA Chart Plotter Software
  • Unlimited access to Urban Truant's qualified RYA shorebased instructors (via email, phone, Skype and FaceTime)

Ready to get Started?

Buy your course today and you we will get automatic access to the RYA Interactive Site to complete the course. Your Urban Truant bag containing everything else you need to do the course will be sent by courier on a next day service (UK). We also offer free worldwide delivery normally on a 2-3 day service.
£99.00

Nick S

"Highly recommended course, with a well planned layout and structure, imparting the necessary knowledge in detail, without being overbearing.  The instructors were always very helpful and prompt through email, and the whole experience made the process of learning Yachtmaster theory, an enjoyable one.  Thanks."

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