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RYA Essential Navigation online course

It 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 practical training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Intermediate and Advanced 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 for you to try out what you’ve learned. Course topics include:•  Charts and Publications•  Safety•  Engine checks•  Buoyage•  Tidal awareness•  Visual and electronic navigation•  Pilotage•  Rules of the road•  Anchoring•  Weather forecasts•  Passage planning.

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

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. 

How to take the course ?

This online course is available through Oyster Coast Watersports.

RYA ESSENTIAL SEAMANSHIP MOVIE You will receive a course pack which includes a chart plotter,  brass dividers and a course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD. 

When you have signed up and pay for the course you will be emailed the RYA Interactive URL  RYA Interactive and a user name and password, you will be asked to complete your user profile you will then be able to proceed to the RYA Course.

This RYA on-line course is highly recommended for all those who take to the sea for recreation. Key basic skills without tears but if you find any aspect of the syllabus difficult, the Oyster Coast Water Sports team of experts are on hand to help you through. Once you have completed the course, the sense of achievement is excellent; no more wondering what other mariners are talking about!
John Peter Morrison (22/10/2018)


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Essential Navigation Course


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