Essential Navigation and Seamanship
Beginners Introduction To Navigation
This short online theory course provides a basic introduction to navigation & safety for anyone who goes to sea in a boat or canoe.
It takes roughly 6 to 8 hours to complete the course but you can work through the different modules at your own pace.
It's also a good taster of the more comprehensive Day Skipper theory course.
You will be awarded a certificate on successful completion of the course.
Course fee: £115
RYA Theory Course
The Day Skipper theory course is a comprehensive introduction to navigation, suitable for anyone thinking of doing the Day Skipper practical course. It's available to beginners, though some prior boating experience is helpful.
Next Course - Sundays: 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th February, 3rd & 10th March 2024.
Time: 9.30am - 5pm.
North West Venue: The Consult Centre, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 4BQ
Course fee: £375
Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Offshore
Advanced theory course in navigation & passage planning
This course takes your theory knowledge to the standard required for both the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams. The course is taught by North West expert John Parlane, Yachtmaster Instructor & Examiner.
Next Course - Saturdays; 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th February, 2nd & 9th March 2024, 9.30am to 5pm.
Venue; Morecambe, Lancashire, Northwest
Course fee: £375
Astro-navigation & ocean passage planning
"This is the best RYA theory course"
New course dates announced - see below
Perhaps GPS and chart plotters make us think it's not necessary to learn about celestial navigation these days. But aren't you fascinated to know how mariners of old navigated by the sun and the stars?
"John is a first class instructor who presents what at times seems daunting material in a clear & easy-to-follow way. The online resources between Saturdays were excellent." Dave