This course is available in the classroom (and shortly online).

However you decide to take the course, it 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, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.

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:

Charts and Publication Safety

Engine checks Buoyage

Tidal awareness Visual and electronic navigation

Pilotage Rules of the road

Anchoring Weather forecasts

Passage planning

You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises, and code to download training chart plotter.

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.

Online the course will take around six hours, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like.


Keith Stevens

01684 833061


Steve Trzoska

For Day Skipper, Yachtmaster

and Marine Radio - SRC


David Harris 01684 568705


Steve Trzoska