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The Online Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new, inexperienced or rusty skippers and crew.

In fact it's for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea kayaking, RIBs, sea angling diving or just about anything else on the water!

As an Introductory Course there’s no existing knowledge requirement and Essential Navigation and Seamanship works well in complementing the RYA’s on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.

RYA Interactive’s Essential Navigation Online is a highly interactive, informative course with lots of great instructional graphics and videos. It’s split into modules covering topics such as; Charts, Safety, Tides, Visual and Electronic Navigation, Pilotage, Anchoring, Weather and Rules of the Road.

Each module covers the essential aspects of the topic and contains plenty of interactive exercises to reinforce the content and an assessment to make sure you’re on track. Why not have a look before you buy?

The course should take between six and ten hours to complete. if you’re looking for an introductory course that moves you through to more advanced topics and practice then check to see if the RYA Day Skipper Course might suit.

As soon as payment has been confirmed we’ll email you our student guide and get your course set up.

Your login details will be emailed as soon as your course is set up. This is normally done within an hour and will always be completed within one business day.

Your Course Pack and Navigation Instruments will be normally be posted by First Class Mail the same day and in any case no later than the business day following payment.

We use PayPal to process securely credit and debit card payments and you can of course use your PayPal Account.

Please check the email address given during the booking process to make sure you get your login quickly.

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