RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is an introductory online course, designed to give you the fundamental basic knowledge you will need on board a boat.


Technical Spec

  • PC or Mac with Adobe Flash Player (will not work on tablets or smart phones that do not support Flash).
  • Internet access.
  • Allow pop ins
  • Internet Explorer (version 6 or above), Firefox, Safari V4. It is NOT compatable with Google Chrome, or Internet Explorer 64 bit.

Course Overview

  • Charts and publications
  • Buoyage
  • Navigation
  • Anchoring
  • Tides
  • Electronic navigation
  • Collision regulations
  • Weather
  • Passage planning
  • Pilotage


The course is expected to take around 6 – 16 hours online study (you must complete the course within 12 months of enrolling). 

Previous Experience

  • None


  • Immediate access to the online course
  • RYA course pack (Handbook, Chart Plotter CD, Practice charts, Portland Plotter, Dividers)   N.B. The section of the RYA Training Almanac required for use in this course is online.
  • RYA certification on completion (there is no assessment at the end of the course)
  • Instructor Support:  To back up the convenience of online learning you will have a dedicated instructor, who will be able to take you through any aspect of the course via email, telephone or skype.


Person  £105


Enrollment is a simple process.  

Upon payment for the course (either by cleared bank transfer or credit card) you will be emailed an enrollment key from us, or we will enroll you and email you the log in details, the password can be changed when you then enter the site, either method will then allow you access to the course through our own customised area of the RYA interactive site. Also within this email are full instructions.

The course pack will be posted to you on the same day.  

For more information & bookings please contact Stephanie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other things you will need

  • Notepad
  • Soft leaded (2B) pencil
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Eraser


Upon successful completion we will post out to you your certification.

Get in touch

Office hours

Mo - Fr 9.30 - 16.30
Sa 10.00 - 14.00

Out of office contact

Mobile 0034 628 478 400


Edifico Antiguo Varadero
Bloque D No 15 - 2nd Planta
35571 Puerto Calero Marina
Lanzarote - Canary Islands


Email stephanie@endeavour-sailing.co.uk
Phone 0034 928 849 670
Mobile 0034 628 478 400

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