RYA Online Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course

RYA Online Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course

This 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. If you decide to take 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.
Course topics include:

Charts and Publications
Engine checks
Tidal awareness
Visual and electronic navigation
Rules of the road
Weather forecasts
Passage planning

You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, and exercises.

How long is the course?

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.

Once you have booked and paid for the course you will be contacted by email with your login information. This is not an automatic process and will be within 24 hours (Mon -Fri) of your booking.

Minimum system 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 (see FAQs for advice).