RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship GrenadaA great navigation and safety awareness course for new or inexperienced skippers and crew.

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course is suitable for recreational boaters who would like to refresh their skills. It is also a good basic introduction if you are interested in deep sea fishing or scuba diving.


From passage planning to engine checks and anchoring – all of the basic sailing skills are covered on this super introductory course.


You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD. The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course is highly informative and our RYA Instructors will give you plenty of opportunities to put your new knowledge into practice.



Complementary RYA Courses

Put your theory into action! This course is designed to complement the RYA Start Yachting practical sailing course. Together they aim to introduce beginners to the basic skills and knowledge that are used on board sailing yachts. It is a good idea to have them if you are thinking of going on a crewed charter yacht holiday. Check the Grenada Bluewater Sailing schedule and book today to start your dream yachting adventure.



How long is the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course?

You have two options with Grenada Bluewater Sailing:

  1. 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. Please contact us if you have any questions about combining theoretical and practical sailing courses.
  2. You can sign up to our online course and study in the comfort of your own home. See the video below for more information and then contact us to enrol online.



Book today to begin your exciting adventure into the world of sailing!



RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course:

  • Charts and Publications
  • Safety
  • Engine checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal awareness
  • Visual and electronic navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Rules of the road
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecasts
  • Passage planning


RYA Resources:

Buy RYA An Introduction to Navigation at the RYA Shop