Navigation Training

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RYA Shorebased & Online Navigation Courses

Most of our navigation courses can be taken in the classroom or online;


  • RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship (a short introduction to tides and charts for sailors or powerboaters).
  • RYA Day Skipper Shorebased (a more comprehensive introduction to chart, tides, weather, seamanship and the rules of the road).
  • RYA CEVNI Test  (a short test on European Inland waterways regulations. Once passed, CEVNI can be endorsed to an ICC for those wanting to go boating in Europe).



  • RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased A more advanced course in coastal and offshore navigation for those who are already at Day Skipper standard and have some experience of putting it into practice.
  • RYA Radar A short (one-day) course covering the use of Radar for small craft.



  • RYA Ocean Yachtmaster Shorebased  An advanced course in astro navigation and world wide meterology. This course principally deals with using the sextant and the relevent publications.
  • MCA Master 200 & OOW 500  Bespoke preparation towards the MCA oral exam (for existing Yachtmasters).




Online Option

Leisure Craft Commercial Leisure craft Super Yacht Work Boat Ocean Rower


RYA Essential Navigation 2
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased 5
CEVNI (Inland ICC)


RYA Radar 1
RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased 6


RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased 5
MCA Master 200 (code) & OOW 500 (yacht) 5
MCA OOW 3000 (yacht) 5
MCA Celestial Navigation 5
MCA Chief Mate (yacht) 5
MCA Master 500 (yacht) 5
MCA Master 500 (workboat) 5
MCA Master 3000 (yacht) 5


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