This is the RYA’s online course which offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness. This is design for new or experienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills.
In fact it’s sutiable for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such asthe 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?
The course is take in your own time and at your own pace. As a guide the RYA expects students to spend circa 6-8 hours completing the study.