RYA Navigation Seamanship Course
RYA Training School Eastbourne, East Sussex

RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course

RYA Essential Safety and Training Course Eastbourne, East Sussex

RYA Seamanship and Navigation CourseThe RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is a great online course for anyone interested in sailing, power boating, sea angling or diving, or 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.

Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course Participants

The course of training is equally applicable for sail or power boaters plus divers and sea anglers. The course also suits those who are new to boating and are keen to spend time developing their theoretical knowledge. In addition this RYA navigation and Seamanship Course is a perfect step after Powerboat Level 2 or ahead of the Intermediate Powerboat.

Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course Contents

RYA Navigation TrainingThis is a great RYA course to take as it goes into much more detail about aspects of safety, boat types, weather, navigation, charts, collision regulations, etc, than can be achieved over the duration of a short practical course.

Whilst this is an ideal course for a RYA Powerboat Level 2 ‘graduates’ to take to build on their knowledge, equally if you intend taking a Day Skipper (either sail or power) practical course this is an excellent platform for developing your knowledge further.

Course topics include:

  • Visual and Electronic Navigation
  • Passage Planning
  • Engine Checks
  • Tidal Awareness
  • Charts and Publications
  • Passage Planning
  • Safety
  • Buoyage
  • Rules of the Road
  • Weather Forecasts
  • Pilotage

Taking the course online

The Sea Training Sussex (STS) RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course can be taken online using the RYA Interactive website. The online the course will take around six hours, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like, but still with the benefit and experience of our recognised training centre.

Course details

Pre-course experience None
Assumed knowledge None
Course duration Approx 6 hours
Minimum age None
Course content Charts and publications, engine checks, tidal awareness, pilotage, anchoring, passage planning, safety, buoyage, visual and electronic navigation, rules of the road, weather forecasts.
Course cost £95 per person
Ability after the course Basic introduction to navigation and safety which is aimed at users of smaller day boats and RIBs.