Beginners Introduction To Navigation
This short online theory course goes well with all the beginner practical courses such as Keelboat Levels 1, 2 & 3, Powerboat Level 2, Competent Crew and Helmsman. It's a great starting point for anyone who goes out on the sea in a boat or canoe.
It takes roughly 6 to 8 hours to complete the course but you can work through the different modules at your own pace. It's also a good taster of the more in-depth Day Skipper theory course.
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Course Topics include:
- Charts and Publications
- Safety at sea
- Engine checks
- Tidal awareness
- Visual and electronic navigation
- Rules of the road
- Weather forecasts
- Passage planning
Because it's a starter/taster course you get a FREE set of dividers and a plotter with this RYA course pack! It's worth knowing that the RYA day skipper course pack doesn't include these tools. Essential Nav. is actually a great way to prepare for the longer & more in-depth day skipper theory course. This introductory online course is designed to be self-study but if you do need any help you can email or call John, our award-winning Yachtmaster Instructor. A certificate is awarded on successful completion of the course.
What do I need?
A PC or Mac with internet access and using Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox.
Speakers / headphones.
* Free UK post & packing *
Here is a short video showing what the course is like
"The course was brilliant - really well put together so enabled maximum understanding and learning. Thank you so much." - Karen
"I found the course very interesting, it's very well put together and accessible. I'd like to practise and explore the navigation skills more. It has really whetted my appetite for getting out there and doing some practical sailing." - Jason
"I enjoyed the course a lot and thought it was very worthwhile." - Richard
"The chartwork exercise was really useful - and John made it good fun too." - Jill
"This was an excellent course. John was a brilliant tutor, explaining things very clearly. Can't wait to put it into practice!" - Tony
"Can't fault this course - or the teacher! Really well put together and accessible. John made navigation skills fascinating and it's really whetted my appetite for getting out there and applying it on the water." - Meg