We will run one on 2 Sundays December 3+10th 2023, this course provides an introduction and an insight into basic navigation.
RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship
€210 plus postage Includes RYA pack, plotter, dividers + Training almanac.
Length of Course
2 days Sunday Dec 3rd +10th. Time 10:00-16:30
You will understand basic coastal navigation in a way that you can navigate in practice on a small sailing boat or powerboat. A great foundation for the full Day Skipper 16 class navigation course.
From your own home. The course is Interactive which means we use Zoom and Google classroom and the SailCork Tutors led by Eddie English will be on screen teaching you for the full duration of each class.
The RYA course pack: the essential navigation and seamanship book, exercises booklet, 2 practice charts, a plotter, a dividers and the Training Almanac book.
What to bring
A4 Notebook, pens, 2B pencils, eraser, sharpener. A laptop or desktop computer (Windows, Apple or Chromebook), with a broadband connection suitable for Zoom sessions. You will need to install the Zoom app on your computer with audio and video facilities. Note that using a tablet or phone will not meet the requirements of the course due to limitations of screen size.
Charts and Publications, Safety, Engine checks, Buoyage, Tidal awareness, Visual and electronic navigation, Pilotage, Rules of the road, Anchoring, Weather forecasts, Passage planning
Read the joining instructions e-mailed. Watch the pre-course video, study course notes provided by SailCork office and answer the questions on line in advance of course.
Pre Course Advice
Watch the video. Look through your pack. Answer the questions.