Ondeck Sailing and Powerboat School

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RYA First Aid Course

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course provides an introduction to the elementary skills required before taking a small boat to sea, or taking an active part in running a boat.


Before you go to sea it is essential that you understand how to practically run your boat so that you don’t get into difficulties. During this course you will cover a basic introduction to charts and associated publications, so that you can make an informed decision about where to go. You will learn about buoyage, so that you can get out of, and back into the harbour, the basics of navigation, and a lot about boating safely.


You will also learn how to find out what the tide is doing, how to avoid collision situations and how to obtain a relevant weather forecast, so that when you leave us, you know how to safely get between two nearby harbours, during the day in good weather.


Students looking to progress onto RYA Day Skipper Theory are strongly advised to do this course first, as it is an excellent foundation. This is also a great course to compliment anyone interested in taking the Helmsman's course or Powerboat Level 2 course.



1 Weekend or Online

No. Students to Instructor: 10:1
Previous Experience: None, but some boating experience preferable Minimum Age: 12 if accompanied by an adult otherwise 16.

Antigua or at home

Dates: This course is run all year round


Course Dates and Prices

Courses are run in Antigua, or your own venue upon request, please call the office of enquire below to make a booking. You can also complete this course at home - Click Here for details of our Online Interactive Sailing Courses



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