RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship (online)

This course is run by Corfu Sea School

Completing the Rya Essential Navigation & Seamanship Online course gives you the chance to complete the course in your own time, ideal if you don't have the time to enrol in evening classes.

(If you already have the required navigational knowledge, you don't need to enrol on this course)


We highly recommend that our Day Skipper candidates enrol on Corfu Sea School’s RYA Essential Navigaton & Seamanship Online Course. It represents excellent value for money and is a requirement for anyone wanting to complete the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course, as it includes the key skills of navigation, which are fundamental to you becoming a good skipper.

This course has been put together by School principle and Yachtmaster Examiner Steve Hills, who has a long illustrious career in TV production behind him, which is reflected in the excellent course content.



This online course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new, inexperienced or rusty skippers and crew. It’s a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. Our online version of the course teaches way beyond the formal syllabus, has been designed to dovetail with our practical course instruction and we are therefore happy to accept completion as proof of enough navigation knowledge to take a Day Skipper practical course with us.

Course Content

Course topics include: Charts and Publications, basic navigation, safety, buoyage, tidal awareness and calculations, visual and electronic navigation, pilotage, rules of the road, anchoring, weather, passage planning, marine environment and rope work.


You pay Corfu Sea School directly €230.00.

The price includes the following;

You will receive a course pack which includes charts, plotter, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD.

Certificate awarded: RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship


Price includes all online tuition and Greek VAT at the appropriate rate.