The Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is an aspiring classroom and online course for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving – or pretty much anything else on the water! This course will give you the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat, from navigation to safety to passage planning.

RYA Interactive Courses can be taken anytime, anywhere and at your own speed. All you need us a device and the internet. 

Price: £100
Previous Experience: None
Assumed Knowledge: None
Duration: At your own pace

Course Content 

  • Charts and Publications
  • Safety 
  • Engine Checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal Awareness
  • Pilotage
  • Rules of the Road
  • Weather 

Top 10 Reasons to take an Online Course

  1. Flexibility – anytime, anywhere, at your own speed
  2. Suitable for all – new crews through to budding skippers
  3. Safety Essentials – all the essential knowledge for going afloat
  4. Simplicity – easy to use, interactive & full of great graphics
  5. Supporting your Knowledge – an ideal accompaniment to your practical course
  6. Complements other Courses – a great starting point for most other courses
  7. Real Skills – use real skills alongside online technology 
  8. Best Advice – written by top RYA instructors
  9. Learn it, Try it, Test it – practice what you’ve learnt 
  10. Be Part of it – the RYA’s first fully interactive online course 

How to Enrol 

The course fee is £100 which includes the interactive course, the accompanying course pack and access to our instructors. The course can be taken anywhere in the world, however anyone outside of the UK should contact us in the first instance a an additional postage fee will be payable for the course pack.

Pay the fee the send us an email or call 01752 408270 to let us know you wish to take the course, so we can register you on RYA Interactive and email you with your log-in details. 

Please allow time for our office staff to manually register you during working hours. 

We will need you postal address to send you the RYA Course Pack.
Once you’ve received the pack you’re ready to start learning at your own pace.
Were here to help with any questions throughout the course. 

We hope that you can find the information you require on these pages, if you have any further questions, or require advice, please call us.