RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship provides an introduction to the basic skills required before taking a small boat to sea or taking an active part in running a boat. Although knowledge of the subjects covered is not a requirement for the practical Competent Crew course, this is the theory course that complements this level.

Subjects include a basic introduction to charts, buoyage, navigation, safety, tides, weather forecasts, pilotage and passage planning.

Essential Navigation and Seamanship is a two-day course. These courses normally need a minimum of 2 people to run, but the maximum class size is just 6 people to ensure more individual attention.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued with an RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship shorebased course completion certificate. We can also supply a G15 (Sail) or G18 (Motor) log book for CHF 15.00 on request.

Prior knowledge required: none, other than fluent English

Cost: CHF 475 inc. VAT per person
Course duration: 2 days
Price includes: RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship exercises, course notes book, and training charts. Loan of an RYA Training Almanac, Portland plotter and dividers. Water during breaks is provided, but we make a nominal charge of CHF 3.00 per person per day for tea, (non-instant) coffee & biscuits.
Please bring: 2B pencil and rubber, enthusiasm.
Students are responsible for their own lunch but we have a number of reasonably priced restaurants within just a couple of minutes’ walk.

Next courses:

Dates with no course type specified are currently available for either Day Skipper or Yachtmaster depending on demand and will be updated accordingly in due course, along with availability. The first people to book will determine the course that will be run!

Courses can also be run in the Romandie and Ticino if there is sufficient demand and/or on request for private groups that can fill the minimum capacity.

Please contact me to book or if you have any questions.