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RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship - On Line Course

The Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is an inspiring 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 and seamanship to passage planning.

RYA Interactive courses can be taken anytime, anywhere and at your own speed. All you need is a computer and the internet.

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RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship - Who is it For?

The Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is an inspiring 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 and seamanship to passage planning.

RYA Interactive courses can be taken anytime, anywhere and at your own speed. All you need is a computer and the internet.

Top 10 reasons to take this 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 and full of great graphics

5.         Supporting your knowledge - an ideal accompaniment to your practical course

6.         Complements other courses - a great starting point before more advanced courses

7.         Real skills - use real skills alongside online technology

8.         Best advice - written by top RYA instructors, created by award winning designers

9.         Learn it, try it, test it - practice what you’ve learnt before taking the test

10.       Be part of it - the RYA’s 1st fully interactive online course

What is it not suitable for

NB: The Essential Navigation and Seamanship is NOT as in depth as RYA Day Skipper on-line theory.

If you want to complete the Day Skipper Practical you will need to know how to do the navigation skills contained in the more detailed Day Skipper Theory syllabus, so the instructor can help you become faster and more confident about actually applying those skills and navigating on a boat at sea. 

It is not a pre requiste that you pass a Day Skipper Theory before booking a Day Skipper Practical Course on a boat, but it hugely helps if you have. If you are good at teaching yourself then take a look at the Day Skipper Theory syllabus to see the topics you need to learn and consider teaching yourself from well illustrated books like Tom Cunliffe's - RYA Day Skipper. Key knowledge to pick up is how to look up tidal streams, tidal heights, understand measuring speed, distance and courses on a chart, chart symbols, bouy identification, rules of the road.

If you are unclear, please contact us PRIOR to purchase.

 

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Who will do the Course?
Their email is required.

 

Essential Navigation & Seamanship Syllabus

  • Charts, publications and terms.
  • Buoyage
  • Navigation
  • Safety
  • Anchoring
  • Tides
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Rules of the road
  • Weather Forecasts
  • Pilotage
  • Passage Planning

The course costs £95 and this includes an Essential Navigation and Seamanship student pack. The pack includes course notes, exercises, plotter, chart plotter CD, practice charts and a free set of dividers. Basically, EVERYTHING you need to complete the course.

  1. Use the Paypal link below to pay for the course. 

  2. We will then create an RYA account for you, enroll you onto the course and send you your Username and Password. A course pack will be sent by post.

  3. You can start learning! 

Addresses outside Europe: If your forwarding address for the start up pack is outside Europe we need to use a courier service to ensure delivery. The pack is quite bulky so there is an additional postal charge of £30 (2014) for addresses outside Europe.  We will be adding outside Europe postal charges to our on line payment shortly but in the interim please ring us on 0044 (0)1872 580022 with your delivery address and we'll sort out the extra payment.

Privacy Information for your Online Course

The following two drop downs explain the process for Classic Sailing to log you onto the course of your choice. 

RYA Day Skipper and RYA Yachtmaster Courses Important Privacy Information

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via www.navathome.com. This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Navathome is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

 

Your payment information will be collected by “name of agent” on behalf of Navathome.  This information is collected by “name of agent” and is not passed on to any other organisation. Payment information for the purpose of logging you into the Navathome admin will not be retained once the payment is made. Your name and email address will be entered on www.navathome.com in order to create your user account. Your postal address will be provided in order to send your student pack. You will have access to the site for six months in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Navathome and may be available to “name of agent” who may have access to the Navathome database. This period maybe extended should you wish to extend your course access.

 

On completion of your course, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows Navathome to record your certification. Your Instructor will not hold any information for the purposes of Navathome student support after this date.  Please note that this agent may hold information to enable provision of other training not associated with the Navathome course.

 

Should you not complete the course in the given time frame, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course. This information allows Navathome to retain a record of coursework you have completed.

 

If you would like your personal data removed from www.navathome.com prior to the end of your access period or at any time before you have completed your course, you can request it by email.  Please contact info@navathome.com  giving your name and email address and the course you would like to delete. Please note that if you request deletion of your account before you have completed your course, your access to the course and records of your progress will be lost.

 

If you would like details of your online course removing from the Navathome database when you have completed the course, please email your request to info@navathome.com giving your name and email address. Please note that removal of course details from the Navathome database, means that any certification gained as a result of this course will not be verifiable by Navathome, nor would Navathome be able to help with a replacement certificate.

 

Full details of how Navathome will deal with your personal information is given in the Navathome terms and conditions.

Essential Navigation and PPR Courses with the RYA, Important Privacy Information

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in www.ryainteractive.org. This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your name and email address will be entered on www.ryainteractive.org in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course. 

Instructional support will be provided by this training centre for a period of Classic Sailing LTS from the date of your course booking.

On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA's central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required.

After one year from the date of your enrolment on a course, your user account will be removed from www.ryainteractive.org.

Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.

For the duration of your access to the site, your data will be held in accordance with the RYA Interactive Data Policy, Terms and Conditions.

If you receive a digital certificate downloaded from the RYA Interactive site on completion of your course, your name, address, date of birth and certificate details will be transferred to the RYA database and held in accordance with the RYA’s Privacy Policy.

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Who will do the Course?
Their email is required.

An instructor will be on hand every step of the way, so if you need additional help or have any questions, you will not be alone. 

If you want to read around the subject, or go into more depth, there is a wide range of reading material, exercises, and learning aids to help meet your learning requirments. You can use the links below. 

Port Hand Mark - a bouy marking the lateral side of a channel in Eurpean waters
Port Hand Mark - a bouy marking the lateral side of a channel in European waters
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