Essential Navigation and SeamanshipOnline Course

This is a basic course covering navigation, pilotage and a number of topics all designed to make your boating safer and more fun. There is no pre course knowledge required and it is ideal for those engaged in rib, diving or fishing activities.

The course includes a student pack and we offer it online so that you can go through the teaching process at a speed as fast or slow as you want and also do the work when it’s convenient to you.

The course should take around 6 hours to complete and is for you if you are a new or inexperienced skipper or crew, whether you’re a sailor or motor boater. There will be something in it for everyone.

The online course contains lots of interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you’ve learned. There’s a support facility by phone or email if you have a problem during the course.

The cost including the pack is just £79

Discount of £30 if booked at same time as a Powerboat Course – only £59


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    28th April
    29th April
    06th Oct
    7th Oct
    Intro to sailing days
    Never sailed ?
    Want to no what its like?
    Come and have a go and see if its for you only £40 pp
    23rd - 27th April
    Comp crew / Day skipper course
    One place left,
    a great chance to improve your skills.
    Or come along as a rope puller at a reduced rate, call the club line for more details
    14th - 15th AprilClose quarters boat handling, build confidence and gain experience.
    £145 pp
    22nd JuneFirst Aid Course
    Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.
    14th - 18th May
    21st - 25th May
    Comp crew / Day skipper Practical
    Come and have fun whilst learning and gaining a useful qualification.
    Places still available
    11th - 13th MayStart yachting
    This two day practical course is entirely boat based. There is no fixed route, and passage planning based on weather forecasts will form part of
    the course. You can expect to explore a variety of locations in and around the Solent and
    experience anchoring up, berthing in a marina and picking up a mooring buoy.
    23rd - 28th SeptemberPSUK National Offshore sailing championships 2018
    Any datesIf you can spare a few hours helping out at the base call the club line or drop us an email