This online 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 the Powerboat Level 2 practical course.
A great introduction to navigation and safety awareness
This online 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 to complement the Powerboat Level 1 and 2 courses. If you are wanting to progress to the Advanced course and exam, then a detailed knowledge of chartwork is required (up to Yachtmaster level). If you are new to chartwork, then this would be a good place to start, before progressing on to the Day Skipper or Yachtmaster theory.
Course topics include:
- Charts and Publications
- Engine checks
- Tidal awareness
- Visual and electronic navigation
- Rules of the road
- Weather forecasts
- Passage planning
Online the course will usually take at least six hours, although most people take a bit longer, however the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like. If you want to make the most of it then there are many RYA books that could complement this course, which can be found in our online shop.
How to take this course
When you book this course, we will send out a course pack to you, that contains course notes, exercises, RYA plotter, electronic chart plotter voucher, practice charts, dividers and a Training Almanac. You will then also receive a user name and password for you to log in to the online system to access the course.
Recommended Reading (all found in our online shop)
G77 Introduction to Navigation
G6 Navigation Handbook
A taster for this course can be found below
Minimum Computer Requirements for this course
PC with Windows XP or later, Mac with OS X 10.6 or later
Hardware: 1.0GHz processor, 128MB free RAM, 100MB free hard disk space, 32bit graphics card, 1024 x 768 screen resolution, Sound card with speakers or headphones
Web browsers: Internet Explorer 6, Safari 4, Chrome or Firefox 3
Bandwidth: Connection speed of 512kbps required