We offer the full range of RYA Navigation and Seamanship Theory Courses from our classroom based in Lowestoft. These courses start from the Essential Navigation course, which offers a great introduction for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, through to the advanced Yachtmaster Offshore Theory course, for the more experienced skippers.
To discuss your training or to find out more information on what we can offer please do not hesitate to contact us on 07570 794196 or by email. We are open seven days a week.
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.
Your instructor will cover: Charts and Publications, Safety, Engine checks, Buoyage, Tidal awareness, Visual and electronic navigation, Pilotage, Rules of the road, Anchoring, Weather forecasts, Passage planning.
Book 2 places for £410
Book 3 places for £615
This course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. It will equip you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.
Your instructor will cover: Basics of seamanship, Coastal navigation and pilotage, chartwork, electronic charts, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting and meteorology, tides, collision regulations, emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts.
Book 2 places for £800
Book 3 places for £1200
This course is for the more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. It will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.
Your instructor will cover: Position fixing, Course shaping and plotting, Tidal knowledge, Use of almanacs and admiralty publications, Electronic position finding equipment, Taking and interpreting forecasts, Plotting weather systems, Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation, Collision regulations, Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad.
Book 2 places for £920
Book 3 places for £1380