This course is ideal if you’re interested in water-based sports such as fishing, sea angling, diving or RIB driving. It provides you with the essential knowledge and skills you’ll need for pottering about in a small boat – and best of all, you can study wherever and whenever you like.
Please note free postage is only included for the UK if you are purchasing from overseas a separate invoice will be sent with the relevant postage for your country. Your pack will be sent on receipt of your postage payment.
Your course includes access to the online Training Almanac – if you wish to purchase a hard copy then please select the box below:
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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.
The course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.
It’s a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. Taking the course online you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you’ve learned.
You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and a download code for the RYA Electronic Chart Plotter.
- Two RYA practice nautical charts
- RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship book
- RYA course exercise book
- Plotter & divider set
- RYA chart plotters simulator download for PC or mac
Your Online Account
Once you have completed your payment your information will be forwarded to us for processing.
Students have to be manually logged into the RYA sight before login details can be provided.
The login usually is created within 2 working days of booking but can take longer depending on the time of the booking and the availability of the RYA site.
Our aim is to provide the login as soon as we can.