RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course Details

This course is available as an online course only. It 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, power boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the RYA PWC Jetski, Powerboat Level 2, Power Intermediate, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses. 
Day Skipper Theory is recommend for students looking a sail or motor cruising courses.
It's a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. If you decide to take the course online, you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you've learned. 

Course topics include: 
Charts and Publications 
Safety Engine checks 
Buoyage 
Tidal awareness 
Visual and electronic navigation 
Pilotage 
Rules of the road 
Anchoring 
Weather forecasts 
Passage planning

Buy the online course now. Instruction and activation code are emailed out within 24 hours. 1 Year online access to complete the course.
Your course pack is then posted within 48 hours to UK address only and includes a chart, portland style plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD.

An RYA certificate is posted out on successful completion of the course.
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Technical Specification Of Equipment Required

Minimum requirements:
Mac or PC (not iPad)
Windows XP or later, Mac OS X 10.6 or later

Minimum hardware:
1.0GHz Intel processor or better
128MB free RAM
100MB free hard disk space
32 bit colour graphics card
1024 x 768 screen resolution
Sound card and speakers or headphones

Minimum web browsers:
Internet Explorer 6, Safari 4, Chrome or Firefox 3

Software requirements:
Adobe Flash Player
JavaScript must be enabled in your web browser.

Bandwith:
A connection speed of 512kbps is required.

If using Internet Explorer 10 you may need to view the course in Compatibility Mode (see FAQs for advice).

You will need to switch the pop-up blocker off in your web browser (see 'How to ...' below for help with this).