The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship online course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact, it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing the RYA on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2 or Competent Crew courses. The course should take between 6 and 10 hours to complete and will provide you with a great background into remaining safe on the water. It’s a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your newfound knowledge into practice.
How long is the course?
The course will take around six hours, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like. You’ll have 1 year from activation of your account to complete the course.
Feedback from course students
“Very useful and informative. I have the practical experience but learning the theory has increased my confidence.” “Great course, extremely well presented.” “An absolutely fantastic course and so glad that I took it – I feel a lot more confident and will be safer.” “Really enjoyed it. Great videos, great interaction, very educational. Well done.”