RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

The courses are designed to help learn the skills of navigationpilotagepassage planning and meteorology. They are great as stand-alone courses but also complement our various practical courses.

Whether you are a sailor or drive a powerboat, our shore-based courses equip would-be and experienced skippers with enough knowledge, at least in theory, to go afloat and take charge. The next logical step is to attend one of our practical courses.

Bow Waves provide a unique pack with tools, books and information most others don’t provide.

  • Course Type: Theory
  • Required Experience: None
  • Assumed Knowledge: None
  • Course Content:Basic navigation, sailing and seamanship training course
    • How to read, use, and understand charts
    • Chart Terminology
    • Anchoring
    • The use of position lines
    • Rules of the Sea
    • Variation & deviation
    • Lights and Shapes
    • Fixes
    • Signals
    • Tides & Weather
    • VHF procedure
    • Pilotage
    • Passage planning
    • Echo sounders and logs
    • Maintaining accurate Logbooks
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