RYA Essential Navigation Course
Essential Navigation & Seamanship course
This course will be run in the dining or chart room of Salcombe Yacht Club, will be at least 16 hours long and the ratio is 1 instructor to 12 students. Lunch and refreshment breaks will be provided. Tea and coffee will be available with an honesty box for contributions. Students will receive the RYA Essential Navigation pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and certificate, all included in the price.
This course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact, it's for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.
It's a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new-found knowledge into practice.
Course topics include:
- Charts and Publications
- Engine checks
- Tidal awareness
- Visual and electronic navigation
- Rules of the road
- Weather forecasts
- Passage planning
How long is the course?
In the classroom, the course is taught over 16 hours with exercises to complete along the way.
We plan to run the sessions on Sundays from 19th April, 10am to 3pm, with a short lunch break.
Last updated 3:10pm on 25 February 2020