Essential Navigation & Seamanship

Essential Navigation Course PackThe RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of those deciding to take to the sea for the first time and is run over two days. 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


  • Two RYA practice navigation charts
  • RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship book
  • RYA course exercise book

Venue: Willow Farm, Waltham Lane, Harby, Leicestershire, LE14 4DB

Prior knowledge: None required

Award: RYA Course Completion Certificate

Cost: £150.00 including RYA Course Pack and Training Almanac

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