RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course provides an introduction to the elementary skills required before taking a small boat to sea, or taking an active part in running a boat.

It is normally offered online and takes around 8 hours.

Before you go to sea it is essential that you understand how to practically run your boat so that you don’t get into difficulties. During this course you will cover a basic introduction to charts and associated publications, so that you can make an informed decision about where to go. You will learn about buoyage, so that you can get out of, and back into the harbour, the basics of navigation, and a lot about boating safely.

You will also learn how to find out what the tide is doing, how to avoid collision situations and how to obtain a relevant weather forecast, so that when you leave us, you know how to safely get between two nearby harbours, during the day in good weather.

This is also a great foundation course to compliment anyone interested in taking the Sailing Competent Crew, Motor Yacht Helmsman's or Powerboat Level 2 courses.

Please click here to see the progression and recommended path for RYA theory courses.

$200usd pp. Please click on the 'Training Dates & Booking' button on the right to check available dates.

Duration: Normally Online No. Students to Instructor: n/a
Previous Experience: None, Minimum Age: none
Locations: Antigua or at home