Essential Navigation Course
RYA Essential Navigation Course
RYA Explain the essentials and overview of this course of the course.
The course can be taken in the classroom or online, we have put some tutorials below to help you with the essential navigation course.
City Sailing Explain how to log on the RYA Essential Navigation Online Portal
We explain how to log on, how to use the online course with the books and documents and how to work through the course.
Session 1 Charts Publication and Terms
Parts of a vessel
Looking at RYA Charts 3,4
Session 2 Buoyage
Types of Buoys for Channels, Danger, Safe Water, we have let Jake from the RYA take this session as we love the RYA Video on this!
Session 3 Navigation
Navigation, we love this. This includes
The compass rose
Latitude and Longitude
Using your Breton Plotter
Measuring direction and distance
Allowing for variation
Plotting a bearing line
Session 4 Safety
All the safety kit you need
How, where, and the types of anchor to use. How to set your anchor and to check if it is dragging.
We love anchoring and finding places that we can not see from the marinas.
Session 6 Tides (Heights)
In this tutorial, we look at how to read a tide table to find high and low water and the times. We find out how and why tides work with the effect of the earth and moon.
We are shown how to use a tidal curve to work out the height of tide for any given time during the day.
Session 6 Tide Flow
How to work out tidal flow using a tidal stream atlas and tidal diamonds. We also look at a worked example.
Electronic Navigation Session 7
In this tutorial, we look at electronic navigation
Session 8 Rules of the Road
IRPCS Rules of the road, Paul explains the basics of the Rules of the Road for sailing vessels and power vessels, who gives way and who stands on. This is more than enough information for you to understand this part of the ENS Course.
We explain the fundamentals of pilotage and how to prepare to enter and exit a harbour.
Introduction to weather and a look at our favorite web sites for weather.
We put it all together in a passage plan.