RYA Courses

 

Basic Navigation and Safety Course

this one day course is a basic introduction to navigation and safety for anyone new to boating: sailors, powerboaters, sea anglers, divers and boatmasters. Also useful for experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers.

Previous experience required: None

Subjects Covered

  • Charts and publications
  • Safety
  • Engine checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal awareness
  • Visual and electronic navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Rules of the road
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecasts
  • Passage planning

    Ability after course: Following the course students will have a basic awareness and understanding of navigation and safety.