RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship ‘Online’

RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship online course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of those deciding to take to the sea for the first time, whether you intend to go sailing, motor boating, jet skiing or any other sea related activity this course is for you.  You will be guided through the topics listed below with an emphasis on practical exercises and simulations:

  • Safety at sea
  • Chartwork
  • Buoyage
  • Tides
  • Visual and electronic navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Rules of the road
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecasts
  • Passage planning.


When you enrol on this  E-learning course we will create an account for you on our RYA Interactive page, giving you access to the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course. If required, you will  have email support from one of Ashore Sailing’s instructors.

Prior knowledge: None required

Award: RYA Course Completion Certificate


  • Access to the RYA Interactive course via our RYA interactive page
  • Two practice charts
  • Essential Navigation  and Seamanship book
  • RYA exercise book
  • Plotter & divider set
  • RYA chart plotters simulator download for PC or mac
  • Email Instructor support

Cost: £95.00

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Minimum requirements:
Mac or PC (not iPad or Android tablets)
Windows XP or later, Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Minimum hardware:
1.0GHz Intel processor or better
128MB free RAM
100MB free hard disk space
32 bit colour graphics card
1024 x 768 screen resolution
Sound card and speakers or headphones

Minimum web browsers:
Internet Explorer 6, Safari 4, Chrome or Firefox 3

Software requirements:
Adobe Flash Player
JavaScript must be enabled in your web browser.

A connection speed of 512kbps is required.

If using Internet Explorer 10 you may need to view the course in Compatibility Mode

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