The RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course can either be completed online or as a two day classroom based introductory course. It is aimed towards anyone new to sailing, power-boating, sea angling and diving as well as those experienced in dinghy and keel boat sailing. It gives students an awareness and knowledge of essential navigation techniques and seamanship in a relaxed environment and covers the key areas that anyone who goes out in a boat should be aware of such as:
By the end of the course you will know how to get safely between two nearby harbours during the day in good weather and will have had experience of preparing a passage plan.
These are a few of the questions we get asked by people booking on the RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course. If you have any further queries or are unsure whether this is the course for you please call us on 01243 432485 and we will be only too happy to chat to you.
What time does the RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course start and finish?
Typically we start at 9.00am and finish at about 5.30pm with an hour break for lunch
What is included in the course fee?
The price includes all course materials to be able to complete the course and exam fees. Plotters and dividers are provided for the duration of the course .
What do I need to bring?
You just need to bring a notepad with you (ideally A4 size).
Where is the course held?
It will be held at one of our classroom in Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Road, Emsworth, Hants PO10 8BP
What qualifications or experience do I need to complete the RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course?
You do not need to have any practical experience or navigational knowledge to be able to complete this course.
Are there any exams?
There are no exams so you can just relax and enjoy it without the pressure of being examined at the end.
What qualification will I get once I have completed the course?
On successful completion of the course you will be issued with the RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course Certificate.
How many people will there be on the course?
We have a maximum of 8 people on a course, though usually the numbers are smaller than this.
Who is a typical Essential Navigation & Seamanship Student?
It is difficult to say what a typical student looks like but we often find that students are:.
How do I book?
Just click on the book now button
What courses should I do after completing the RYA Essential Navigation & seamanship Course?
If you own your own boat or intend to charter a boat one person on board will be required to have the RYA VHF SRC Operators certificate which can be obtained by successfully completing the one day RYA VHF SRC Radio Course. Other support courses you may find useful are the RYA Diesel Engine Course and the RYA First Aid Course.
If you wish to go further afield in the future then the RYA Day Skipper Theory is recommended.