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RYA Approved Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course Online - An essential introduction to navigation and seamanship at Splash Sea School

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Located at Winchester (Hampshire) UK, Splash Sea School is an accredited RYA Training Centre and provides Online RYA Theory Courses for beginners or experienced sailors looking for an RYA certification at the comfort of home. 

The Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is tailored for those new to boating, anglers, divers, dinghy and keelboat sailors wishing to extend their horizons. Equally suitable for all types of craft, power and sail, from Albacore dinghies to Zapcat racers.

This course provides a solid foundation in concepts which later RYA qualifications will expand upon. It teaches the basic essentials of navigation and chart-reading, how to recognize navigation buoys at sea, how tides and weather forecasts work and how to get started planning routes across the water.

The Essential Navigation and Seamanship course does not assume any previous knowledge of chartwork or boat-handling, making this an ideal course for anyone who is new to the world of navigation or looking to learn the theory essentials to support their practical experience.

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Essential Navigation Online Training

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Whether Anglers, Divers, Surfers, Sailors or Power boaters, the course builds a firm foundation to broaden horizons on the water and to start developing skills to cope with the demands of crewing or skippering in the marine world. Equally suitable and applicable to all types of craft - power, sail, hovercraft, from Albacore dinghies to Zapcat racers.

Online Course Materials Provided

  • RYA Electronic Chart Plotter
  • RYA Essential Navigation and Theory Book
  •  RYA Training Almanac and Splash bookmark
  •  RYA ENS1 Exercises and course information
  •  RYA Training Chart 3
  •  RYA Training Chart 4
  •  Chart Plotter RYA Handy Style
  •  Dividers and Compasses combined
  •  2B chartwork pencil
  •  Special eraser for chartwork
  •  Splash rucksack with reflective strip

Day Skipper Course Content

  • Introduction to Charts
  • Navigation
  • Buoyage
  • Rule of the Road
  • Anchoring
  • Tides
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Safety at Sea
  • Weather Forecasts
  • Passage Planning
  • Pilotage

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