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Online RYA Essential Navigation and Safety

Price: from £79 (Finance now available)

Location: Carried-out online

Duration: N/A

A great introduction to basic navigation and safety awareness for anyone who is interested in starting their navigation skills off the right way. This course helps with any watersport from fishing and dinghy sailing up to yachting.

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Course Information

Joining Instructions: Please click here for course joining instructions

Recommended Reading: NON

You will have 6 months from ordering the course to completion (extensions are avalible)

Course Prerequisites: Some sailing experience is helpful, although not essential

Minimum Age: No minimum but Under 16’s must be accompanied by adult. Persons aged 16+ can be unaccompanied subject to other pre-requisites having been met

Who is the course for:

A great introduction to basic navigation and safety awareness for people who are interested in starting their navigation skills. Designed for anyone interested in sailing both yacht and dinghy or even wind surfing, power boating, sea angling or diving, it’s a great way to get into navigation

What we cover on the course:

The course covers the basics such as charts and publications, safety and engine checks, buoyage, tidal awareness, visual and electronic navigation, pilotage, rules of the road, anchoring, weather forecasts and passage planning

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

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Course formats & details:

Courses run in a single format:

  • Carried-out online at your convenience.

A nice gentle online introduction to navigation for anyone starting off sailing or watersports.

We have teamed up with NAVATHOME to offer easy to follow on-line theory courses with the added advantage that you can submit your answers on-line and find out if your answers are correct with instant feedback as you go.

You will need access to a computer / ipad / smartphone but there is nothing to download, everything is accessible online.

Full tutor support is provided with an experienced RYA instructor. We are so confident that you will find this Essential Navigation and Safety Course Online delivered by both clear and easy to follow that we offering you the chance to attend a FREE Essential Navigation and Safety Course Online ‘Theory Clinic’ at Gosport Marina if required as many times as you like until you have completed the course.

There are detailed explanations on each subject with interactive graphics which can be clicked through forwards and backwards.

You can even try the course with a free trial!

The course fee includes:

  • Plotter & divider set
  • Option to retake the course until you pass
  • 6 months to complete the course, after which you can extend the course for £30 (Price subject to change)
  • Access to course revision 2 years after you pass the course
  • Your personal tutor should you have any questions

Please note that by completing the booking you are agreeing to the terms and conditions

Packs to Russia must go to a Business address.

All packs must be signed-for so make sure you or someone will be available to accept the package.

Navathome will not accept responsibility for Packs sent to Marinas, or C/o addresses. If the pack goes missing after it has been signed for the student will be liable for the cost of the replacement pack.

Postage to some of Europe you will be invoiced for this after your purchase is complete. Charges are £40 for postage. Please ensure there will be someone to sign for your package*

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Our Chief Instructor says this about the RYA Essential Navigation and Safety Course:

This course is great for anyone who is new to sailing and motorboating. It’s the basics of navigation and safety and is a perfect course to start building your knowledge with.

The skills completed on this course will allow you to do simple pasages to and from a port.  It’s perfect for everyone on the starting rungs of their navigation life.

It has worked really well for new and aspiring dinghy and powerboat instructors to do this course prior to their formal training. This course reinforces your knowledge and adds to it. I would highly recommend this as a bolt on for your RYA Powerboat Level 2 before you look at doing more advanced courses. This is a great online course and really worth its weight in gold.

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