RYA Essential Navigation Course

This Online Boat Safety Course or RYA Interactive Online Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course (which is a bit of a mouthful!) was designed to help new people to boating get to grips with the safety elements that will make any boating experience even more enjoyable.

Watch this RYA video to find out more about this course:

Whether you’re new or a bit rusty or just want to confirm the techniques that you are using, this course is for you. The course takes a ‘blended learning approach’ combining:

yellow WorkbooksRYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

yellow Charts

yellow Navigation plotter and dividers (equipment used for navigation valued at over $50 from boat shops)

yellow Text book

yellow On-line sailing lessons

yellow Webinars and Q&A sessions – these are recorded and stored in the ‘members area’ which you will have access to.

Completing this course will really build your confidence. Whether you want to plan a short passage (trip) and take friends and family out on a boat or you want to get a feel for what navigation is all about before turning up to a more advanced course, this is a simple and easy option.

This course takes between 6 and 16 hours and can be done in your own time and costs $197 incl GST


Note that payment is through Paypal and our parent company Sail WestKirby

“Chris has been very helpful in helping me accessing the course super quickly. Very efficient considering i signed up to the course on a public holiday. Much appreciated.”