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 need a minimum of 3 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 G158 log book for CHF 15.00 on request.
Prior knowledge required: none, other than fluent English
Cost: CHF 500 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.
Please bring: 2B pencil and rubber, pen & paper to take notes, enthusiasm.
Students are responsible for their own lunch but there are plenty of restaurants within just a couple of minutes’ walk. Refreshments are available in the course venue.
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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.