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RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship online course

This RYA essential navigation and seamanship course online offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew. 

About the course

Whether you’re interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, this course is a perfect complement to the RYA practical, on-the-water courses. It’s also great for those who simply want to refresh their skills. 

This informative course offers a variety of interactive exercises to help reinforce the information you learn. You’ll cover topics such as: 

  • charts and publications
  • safety
  • engine checks
  • buoyage
  • tidal awareness
  • visual and electronic navigation
  • pilotage
  • rules of the road
  • anchoring
  • weather forecasts
  • passage planning 

We offer this course remotely via the RYA’s online training platform. Most people complete the course in about 6 hours, but you can work through it at your own pace. 

When you sign up, you’ll receive a pack that includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook and exercises. 

Prices

Our courses are available to everyone, but Southampton Sport members can book at a discounted rate.

Membership type

Cost

Membership type

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Southampton Sport member

Cost

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£68.00 

Membership type

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Pay as you go (student, staff, public)

Cost

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£85.00 

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Online

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