This navigation course is designed to give you a firm foundation in practical navigation and seamanship. The course covers traditional skills such as buoyage, tides and passage planning as well as the latest in GPS and electronic systems. A course certificate is issued on successful completion.

This course can lead toward the RYA Day Skipper Theory certificate with a bridging course.
Course Content

  •   Chart information and symbols
  •   Publications
  •   Use of navigation instruments
  •   Chart work
  •   Variation deviation
  •   Lights
  •   Hazards
  •   Taking and plotting fixes
  •   Tidal calculation
  •   Satellite navigation – GPS

16 hours, held over 6 evening sessions or two full days

Previous experience required