Essential Navigation and Safety

Capstan Sailing School is pleased to offer an online course, Essential Navigation and Safety, accredited by the RYA.

  • This course is ideal for budding skippers and crew
  • This course provides perfect preparation for our Competent Crew and Day Skipper practical courses.
  • Materials include hundreds of illustrations, videos, animations and paper materials (charts, navigation instruments and books) – everything you need to start the exciting journey to becoming a skipper!
  • RYA certificate on successfull completion of the course

Interactive online modules:

  • Buoyage System
  • Pilotage Techniques
  • Weather Forecasts and their sources
  • Basic Passage Planning
  • Safety
  • Basic Rules of the Road
  • Tides and currents
  • Introduction to GPS and Electronic Charts

Course pack

  • Course notes (Study materials, Essential Navigation and Safety booklet)
  • Plotter
  • Set of dividers
  • Exercises
  • CD with chart plotter and charts.
  • Paper practice charts
  • Northern Hemisphere Training Almanac.

During the course:

  • We register you on the RYA Interactive website, with full access to the course materials – videos, animations, illustrations, exercises and tests
  • RYA accredited professional instructor, to guide you through the course and provide any assistance you may require, via email or skype.

Course price:

  • £155 (including ‘recorded delivery’ postage)

How to join: