RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Online Course

RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Online Course

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An introduction to the basic concepts of inshore navigation and safety in an easy to understand and enjoyable online format. This course provides a fantastic base of knowledge for taking your boat on short coastal passages.

This online course is delivered by Above & Beyond Boating, who are an Australian RYA Training Centre.

What is in this online course?

  • The basics of navigation, including tidal awareness, charts, almanacs, and the use of electronic aids such as GPS
  • Harbour entry and departure pilotage techniques
  • How to recognise buoyage on charts and on the water
  • Collision regulations
  • Weather sources and information including local apps and websites
  • How to plan a passage
  • Safety equipment to carry and how it should be used

Course Duration

The course takes around 8 hours in total to complete, but it is structured so you can take it at your own pace.

Previous Knowledge & Experience

No previous experience is required, as the course begins at the foundation level of all of the key concepts to make sure nothing is missed.

Certificate / Qualification

On successful completion, you will receive the RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Certificate.