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RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course 

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course is designed for those interested in sailing, day boaters, sea-anglers and anyone who likes to get out on the water. It is an entry-level course and a great place to start your sailing adventure.


We love this course as it gives you a perfect introduction to navigation with little outlay.

Why this course?

This is a great starter course to dip your toe in the water at little cost. This course is for beginners and no prior knowledge is required. An ideal course for those looking to complete the RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Competent Crew, or the RYA Powerboat Level Two course.

  • Charts and Publications

  • Safety

  • Engine checks

  • Buoyage

  • Tidal Awareness,

  • Visual and Electronic Navigation

  • Pilotage

  • Rules of the Road

  • Anchoring

  • Weather Forecasts 

  • Passage Planning

Course Content:

Whats included?

  • RYA Practice Charts x 2

  • RYA Essential Navigation Course Book

  • RYA Practice Navigation Almanac Book

  • RYA plotter and dividers

  • Plus City Sailing document bag to keep it all in and we will even pop in a pen and pencil to get you on your way. 

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