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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 sail & powerboat users.
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.
If you need support during the course, you can contact us by phone or email & speak to one of our instructors.
• Charts & Publications
• Onboard Safety
• Engine checks
• Tidal Awareness
• Visual and electronic navigation
• Rules of the road
• Weather forecasts
• Passage planning
Course pack includes:
• Course handbook
• Electronic chart plotter CD
• Training almanac
To book onto this course please book below and you’ll be contacted with the login details by email and / or phone.
Once you’re in receipt of your login details, accessing the online course is straightforward via the RYA eLearning website – ryainteractive.org.
Should you have any queries when undertaking the course, an instructor will be on hand to assist contactable via email firstname.lastname@example.org or the clubline 07920 799 270.
Course Duration: Online course
Previous Experience Required: None
Ability After Course: Basic knowledge Navigation, pilotage in local waters.
RYA Online Essential Navigation Course: £80
Having a medical condition need not necessarily prevent you from taking a full part in the course but the Club Principal must be aware of any potential problems.
If you are in any doubt about your fitness to take part in a course, speak to us on the clubline prior to your course.
By completing the course booking form you make the following declarations and undertakings:-
I hereby declare that I have recorded below details of any medical condition which may affect my fitness to participate in the course and in particular I have included details where I suffer from asthma/bronchitis, angina or heart condition, fits, fainting or blackouts, severe headaches, diabetes, travel sickness, allergies to medication or other allergies.
I undertake to inform the Metropolitan Police Sailing Club Ltd and the course instructor of any relevant medical condition which may become apparent between now and the start of the course, and of any medication I am taking.
I have included below details of any dietary requirements and any allergies, including allergies to food and medication.