Beginners introduction to navigation
This short online course is an ideal accompaniment to the beginner practical courses such as Keelboat Levels 1, 2 & 3, Powerboat Level 2, Competent Crew and Helmsman. It's a great starting point for anyone who goes to sea.
It takes roughly 6 hours to complete the various modules. But most people work through them at their own pace. Day Skipper theory students find it useful as an introduction to the more in-depth winter Day Skipper theory course.
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Course Topics include:
- Charts and Publications
- Safety at sea
- Engine checks
- Tidal awareness
- Visual and electronic navigation
- Rules of the road
- Weather forecasts
- Passage planning
You get a FREE set of dividers and a plotter with this RYA starter course pack! If you need any guidance during your course you can email or call John, our award-winning Yachtmaster Instructor.
"The course was brilliant - really well put together so enabled maximum understanding and learning. Thank you so much. It has definitely wetted my appetite!!!" - Karen
"I found the course very interesting, it's very well put together and accessible. I'd like to practise and explore the navigation skills more. It has really whetted my appetite for getting out there and doing some practical sailing." - Jason
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"I enjoyed the course a lot and thought it was very worthwhile." - Richard
"The chartwork exercise was really useful - and John made it good fun too." - Jill
"This was an excellent course. John was a brilliant tutor, explaining things very clearly. Can't wait to put it into practice!" - Tony
"Can't fault this course - or the teacher! Really well put together and accessible. John made navigation skills fascinating and it's really whetted my appetite for getting out there and applying it on the water." - Meg