We offer the full range of RYA Navigation courses. Whilst most are taken as shorebased classroom courses some may also be taken on-line to suit. Whilst these are complimentary to the practical courses some are mandatory prerequisites before attending some of the higher practical courses. All of these courses are designed to support the practical elements of boating be that powerboating, sailing, motor cruising, dinghy sailing, PWC, windsurfing or Kayaking.

Why us.... We offer the entire range of RYA navigation courses delivered by instructors who have a wealth of practical knowledge in each area be that motor cruising or sailing.

RYA Shorebased Navigation Courses



Compass Sea School Ltd
The South West's Premier Powerboat and Shorebased Training Centre, Portishead Marina, Bristol, BS20 7AN
Telephone: 01275 390524 Mobile: 07788 185382
An excellent 5 day course that really goes into detail on areas such as navigation, charts, tides, safety and all manner of other subjects to give you a really good grounding ensuring you you have the navigation skills to undertake short coastal passages.
The RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course is an advanced course that builds on the knowledge gained on the shorebased Day Skipper course. It is aimed at sailors and motor boaters who are looking to undertake more complex passages perhaps offshore or at night. This course is a must for those looking to work towards taking the
RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams.
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The Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is an inspiring online course for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving - or pretty much anything else on the water! This RYA online theory course will give you the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat, from navigation to safety and seamanship and passage planning.
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