RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Online Course

Essential Navigation & Seamanship Charts Buoys Solent Boat Training

RYA Essential Navigation Course Summary

Course Duration: Online 8 - 12 hours
Course Cost: Online £79
Course Location: Online
Joining Instructions: Download here
Recommended Reading: Essential Navigation Student Pack ( included in fee )
Course Prerequisite & Age: 2 Years + no assumed knowledge
Who Is This Course For? Perfect for Powerboat Level 2 students looking to move up to Powerboat Intermediate Level & keen Competent Crew sailors, wishing to gain the most from their upcoming sailing course.

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 Powerboat Level 2, Powerboat Intermediate, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses. 

Day Skipper Theory is recommend for students looking at 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 
Tidal awareness 
Visual and electronic navigation 
Rules of the road 
Weather forecasts 
Passage planning
Buy the online course now. Instruction and activation code are emailed out within 24 hours Monday to Friday. 1 Year online access to complete the course.
We will create the course using the name on your order unless you email us to say otherwise before you buy the course. If you book more than 1 course then we will need the student details ( name and email ) before we can create your online course accounts.
Your course pack is then posted the next working day to UK Address ONLY and includes a chart, portland style plotter, dividers, course handbook and exercises booklet. 
An RYA certificate is posted out on successful completion of the course.
Technical Specification Of Equipment Required

This online training is designed to work across the devices and operating systems shown below. It is optimized for the latest technology, fully responsive and suitable for high definition screens.

You will need:

  • Internet connection (broadband or 3G/4G/5G). Charges may apply for 3G/4G/5G.
  • JavaScript enabled in your web browser.
  • Microphone and speakers/headphones.
  • Pop-ups enabled


Minimum requirements:

  • PC running Windows 10 minimum with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Firefox.
  • Mac running 10.13 minimum with the latest version of Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox
  • iPad running iOS 11 minimum using Safari.
  • Android tablet running 4.1 minimum using Google Chrome.

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