RYA Essential Navigation syllabus

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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RYA Essential Navigation theory course 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



Rule of the Road



Electronic Navigation

Safety at Sea

Weather Forecasts

Passage Planning


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I needed a course with flexibility because I wanted to learn the different modules in an individual way. The most impressive thing - really outstanding - was the response of John if I had some questions. He always esponded immediately. Really an unforgettable experience.

This is a superb course that has clearly been well thought out to deliver good quality training, using multimedia and teaching aids such as charts and plotters to their best with prompt and knowledgeable support and for distance learning it could not be better.

As soon as enrolled able to access materials especially as some as the course does not require materials such as dividers or charts so you get the good feeling that you have paid and you are getting something back and could start straight away and there was no peer pressure and can be done at own pace to suit personal situation.

The personalized help was greatly appreciated and any further information needed was always promptly given in a very friendly manner. Never felt silly for asking or like I was being too bothersome.

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