RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship provides an introduction to the basic skills required before taking a small boat to sea or taking an active part in running a boat. Although knowledge of the subjects covered is not a requirement for the practical Competent Crew course, this is the theory course that complements this level.

Subjects include a basic introduction to charts, buoyage, navigation, safety, tides, weather forecasts, pilotage and passage planning.

Essential Navigation and Seamanship is a two-day course. These courses need a minimum of 3 people to run, but the maximum class size is just 6 people to ensure more individual attention.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued with an RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship shorebased course completion certificate. We can also supply a G158 log book for CHF 20.00 on request.

Prior knowledge required: none, other than fluent English

Cost: CHF 590 inc. VAT per person in a group of min. 3 people; contact us for private pricing
Course duration: 2 days
Price includes: RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship exercises, course notes book, and training charts. Loan of an RYA Training Almanac, Portland plotter and dividers (also available for sale at CHF 20.00 for the Training Almanac and CHF 55.00 for Portland plotter & dividers set).
Please bring: 2B pencil and rubber, pen & paper to take notes, enthusiasm. Students are responsible for their own lunch but refreshments are available in the course venue.

A 10% discount is available to returning clients and to groups of 4 or more people booking together.

Next courses:
We run Essential Navigation and Seamanship courses at various times through the year; most people generally prefer to do their classroom work in the winter. We will put together a course whenever we have 3 people to make up a group.
We can also offer the course on a private or semi-private basis. Are you a non-skier in a family of skiers? Then why not come to Laax – they can ski while you learn something looking ahead to the summer!

Courses can also be run in the Romandie and Ticino if there is sufficient demand and/or on request for private groups that can fill the minimum capacity.

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