This course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2.
It’s a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. If you decide to take the course online, you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you’ve learned.
Course topics include:
- Charts and Publications
- Engine checks
- Tidal awareness
- Visual and electronic navigation
- Rules of the road
- Weather forecasts
- Passage planning
You will receive a course pack which includes a basic chart, plotter, basic dividers, course handbook, and exercises.
How long is the course?
In the classroom, the course is taught over 16 hours with exercises to complete along the way. It can be covered as a series of short sessions or over two full days.
No previous boating experience is required. Maximum 12:1 Student:Instructor ratio. Classroom is “The Lodge” training building at Preston Marina
Upcoming Course Dates;
No classroom Essential Nav & Seamanship courses are currently planned – but you can take the course anytime ONLINE – CLICK HERE