This course is invaluable for learning how to start making decisions onboard a yacht or powerboat and also to help understand what is going on when others take charge. By the end of the course you should have a sufficient theoretical knowledge to navigate a yacht or powered craft around familiar waters by day and night. This course is recommended for those wanting to brush up and develop existing navigation and skippering skills and those progressing towards the Advanced Powerboat, Powerboat Instructor and going on to do the Day Skipper Practical course on sail or powered vessels.
None, but the RYA Essential Navigation course may be of use.
This is an eLearning course, but one of our RYA instructors is on hand to provide as much support as you require, this is done predominately by email, but catchups by phone/zoom etc can be organised at pre-arranged times.
Approximately 5 days
Pay online, we then register your details and you will receive your login details via email and your course pack via post.
The course fee is for a 6 month access period to the course, should you need to extend this period for a further period an admin fee will apply.
To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with 'Sailing Courses Online'. This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Sailing Courses Online is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.
Once you've received a confirmation email from us, you can login with the username & password that is emailed to you.
Your course pack will be posted to you but you don't need to wait for this to start your course.
Carry out the online training course at your own pace. (Maximum 6 months)
If you have any questions at any stage during your course, simply email your instructor.
At the end you need to sit tests. If you need this qualification commercially please talk to us as you may need to be invigilated. On successful completion, you will receive your certificate in the post.
The course has been tested on the following operating systems:
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
Windows XP or later
If you have not managed to complete your course within 6 months, the extension fee can be paid here to add additional time.