The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Theory Course is the ideal introduction to staying safe on the water. If you are interested in motor boating, sailing, diving or angling then this course will give you the essential knowledge and theory needed to have fun safely.

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Skipper your own vessel with the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Certificate

Essential Navigation Syllabus

The Splash RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Theory Course is a fun, flexible and interactive way of learning. It introduces you to all the basis areas of navigation and seamanship.

Our RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Theory Course is delivered online, making it completely flexible and accessible. No previous knowledge is required so even if you are a complete novice on the water, this course will provide you with the skills and awareness you need. Our state-of-the art e-learning platform is supported by ‘real-life’ interaction with a tutor and off-line reading materials.

The Splash online RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Theory Course is divided into 11 manageable sized modules, addressing the RYA syllabus and the chapter headings are given below:

Introduction to Charts
Familiarising the student with these key documents

Buoyage
Understanding the marine road signs

Navigation
Introduces compass work and its application

Safety
Some essentials to understand and apply

Anchoring
Safe parking

Tides
What they are and how to allow for them

Electronic Navigation
Modern tools

Rules of the Road
The marine highway code

Weather Forecasts
An introduction to understanding their importance

Pilotage
The art of navigating close to land

Passage Planning
Safe journeying at sea

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RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course Modules

  • Introduction to Charts
  • Buoyage
  • Navigation
  • Safety
  • Anchoring
  • Tides
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Rules of the Road
  • Weather Forecasts
  • Pilotage
  • Passage Planning

16 hours. Additional reading and study materials are suggested for the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course.

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