RYA ESSENTIAL NAVIGATION & SEAMANSHIP COURSE
The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Theory course appeals to a wide variety of individuals, these include
Those who have just completed a course like Powerboat Level 2 or Motor Cruising Helmsman who want to develop their knowledge on to the next level. The basic level practical courses spend the majority of their time afloat so time spent on theory is by necessity quite limited. The Essential Navigation & Seamanship course perfectly complements them.
Ideal for those keen to refresh their knowledge as they have become a bit ‘rusty’ as they may not have used their charts, tides, navigation skills for a while or people starting out boating (whether sail or power). This RYA course is relevant whether you have your own boat or don’t ever intend owning your own craft.
The way that the RYA course is structured allows you to learn about a subject then consolidates what you have learnt through mini quizzes at the end of each module. The use of the RYA Training charts and Almanac make the online course very real and ensure that when you start to put the skills you have learnt into practice in the ‘real world’ you are really well placed to do so.
Price : £99.00
No prior boating experience is necessary and it is a great way for those new or interested in the pastime to get a thorough introduction to navigation for your boating enjoyment.
Some practical experience is desirable but not essential
Student Instructor Ratio
Of course it is just you with an online course (unless you can persuade the rest of the family or your friends/colleagues!) but an instructor is always available to chat through any aspect of the course that you are finding more challenging. Equally if you are local and want to pop in and discuss things over a tea/coffee then we’re always happy to do so.
This is an online course which you can complete in your own time. Realistically, you would expect to complete it in a 6 – 10 hour period depending on how quickly you tend to work.
The course is really valuable for those who want to build on knowledge and understanding. The way that the course is structured allows you to learn about a subject then consolidates what you have learnt through mini quizzes at the end of each module. The use of the RYA Training charts and Almanac make the online course very real and ensure that when you start to put the skills you have learnt into practice in the ‘real world’ you are really well placed to do so. The modular nature of the course means that it is really easy to undertake the course in small manageable time blocks and the short quizzes at the end of each module ensure that you have understood the subject before you move on to the next module.
Ability after Course
A real understanding of the core elements of navigation to aid you in your boating
- Charts, publications and terms:
- Basic terms; Chart overview; Introduction to chart datum and depths
- Lateral buoys; Cardinal buoys; Where to find information
- Plotting a position; Measuring distance and bearing; Position fix; Heading
- Personal and boat safety equipment; Safety procedures and briefing; Communications; Engine checks; Rescue procedures
- Where to anchor; How to anchor
- Tidal streams; Tidal heights
- Electronic navigation:
- GPS terms; GPS use; Using waypoints
- Rules of the road:
- Risk of collision; Who gives way
- Weather forecasts:
- Sources of forecast; Terms used in forecasts
- Harbour information; Transits; Pilotage plan
- Passage planning:
- SOLAS V requirements; Pre planning; Chart choice
You get a full RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Theory Course pack which includes course notes and RYA Training Charts. You also get a plotter/dividers pack and course completion certificate.
Compatibility Minimum requirements:
Mac or PC (not iPad)
Windows XP or later, Mac OS X 10.6 or later
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
Adobe Flash Player
A connection speed of 512kbps is required.
If using Internet Explorer 10 you may need to view the course in Compatibility Mode.
You will need to switch the pop-up blocker off in your web browser.
Available at any time, online study gives you the flexibility to complete this in your own time.
Call us to book now on 02392 520 200
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