The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course will give you a basic introduction to navigation and electronic navigation techniques together with safety and seamanship.  It is a 2 day course held in one of our classrooms or an online course that can be completed anywhere in the world and at your own pace within the time frame of 1 year.

The course introduces you to the basics of navigation, charts, bouyage, tides, collision regulations and weather. It's suitable for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and compliments practical training courses, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.

What’s included?

  • RYA course pack
  • Training Almanac
  • Pair of dividers & plotter
  • Tea and Coffee (only courses at EASS classrooms)

We run this course in the classroom to demand only so if you are interested please let us know and we can arrange some dates with you.

Distance learning is also an option for this course via our online platform. For more information click here. 

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Certificate

The syllabus includes:

  • Charts and publications
  • Safety including engine checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal awareness
  • Visual navigational and pilotage
  • Rules of the road
  • Electronic navigation
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecasts
  • Passage planning

Course Availability


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