£295.00£390.00

Online course £295

Classroom course £350

This course equips 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.

A chart plotter has also been developed specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation.

This course can either be taken as an online course, or a classroom course based in Portree. The classroom course will run as an evening class between October and March, and we will also schedule courses as a 5 day block throughout the year. Contact us for further information.

The online course is delivered by Navathome, an RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training. 

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A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.

This course can either be taken as an online course, or a classroom course based in Portree. The classroom course will run as an evening class between October and March, and we will also schedule courses as a 5 day block throughout the year.

The online course is delivered by Navathome, an RYA Recognised Training Centre specialising in online training.

This course equips 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. A chart plotter has also been developed specifically for use on training courses, giving you a realistic insight into electronic navigation.

Course topics include:

  • The basics of seamanship
  • The essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
  • Chartwork
  • Electronic charts
  • Position fixing
  • Plotting a course to steer
  • Weather forecasting and meteorology
  • Tides
  • Collision regulations
  • Construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

To see how it works, click here for a free trial.

When you book your course online, you will be sent an RYA course pack, containing charts, almanac, plotter and dividers as well as a user name and password to log in to the online course.

The study time for this course is usually around 50 hours, although you get access to the course for 6 months (there is an admin fee to extend this period). During this period you get professional help if required from a fully qualified RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.

For a free trial click here.

By completing the booking process you are agreeing to the Navathome terms and conditions found here.

Recommended Reading (all found in our online shop)

G158 Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook

G6 Navigation Handbook

G7 Navigation Exercises

G2 International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea (IRPCS)

 

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Classroom, Online

Navathome Data policy

To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with Navathome via www.navathome.com. This training website and database is held and maintained on a secure server. Navathome is an RYA training centre which specialises in online navigation training and will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.

Your payment information will be collected by Seamotion on behalf of Navathome. This information is collected by Seamotion and is not passed on to any other organisation. Payment information for the purpose of logging you into the Navathome admin will not be retained once the payment is made. Your name and email address will be entered on www.navathome.com in order to create your user account. Your postal address will be provided in order to send your student pack. You will have access to the site for six months in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Navathome and may be available to Seamotion who may have access to the Navathome database. This period may be extended should you wish to extend your course access.

On completion of your course, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows Navathome to record your certification. Your Instructor will not hold any information for the purposes of Navathome student support after this date. Please note that this agent may hold information to enable provision of other training not associated with the Navathome course.

Should you not complete the course in the given time frame, your name and email will be retained by Navathome for the purpose of recording details of the course. This information allows Navathome to retain a record of coursework you have completed.

If you would like your personal data removed from www.navathome.com prior to the end of your access period or at any time before you have completed your course, you can request it by email. Please contact info@navathome.com giving your name and email address and the course you would like to delete. Please note that if you request deletion of your account before you have completed your course, your access to the course and records of your progress will be lost.

If you would like details of your online course removing from the Navathome database when you have completed the course, please email your request to info@navathome.com giving your name and email address. Please note that removal of course details from the Navathome database, means that any certification gained as a result of this course will not be verifiable by Navathome, nor would Navathome be able to help with a replacement certificate.

Full details of how Navathome will deal with your personal information is given in the Navathome terms and conditions.