Two Day RYA Essential Navigation

This course is run over two days in the classroom

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It’s no good being able to park like a boss when you arrive if you are going to hit a rock on the way

The RYA Essential Navigation course is exactly that. Essential!

This two day classroom course will equip you with the basics of navigation. This means that once you’ve learned to handle a boat, you can get safely from A to B.

This course is an excellent add on to the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course and it’s a must do before you go anywhere on holiday. That way you won’t have to meet the rescue team.

What you will learn

This course will really develop knowledge introduced during your PB2.

Subjects covered include:

  • Charts & publications – how to get the info you need.
  • Safety– how to check kit and keep people safe so you can relax and enjoy it.
  • Engine checks – don’t lose your deposit.
  • Buoys – these are the road signs of the sea. You gotta know them.
  • Tides & currents – up and down and round and round. You need to account for them.
  • Visual & electronic navigation – Use the SatNav of the sea.
  • Pilotage – getting in to a destination and visiting the restaurant.
  • Rules of the road – the marine highway code.
  • Anchoring – leave it secure while you swim or fish.
  • Weather for boaters – learn about the effects of weather on the sea.
  • Passage planning – getting from A to B safely.

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Your Unique Classroom Course Guarantee AND Our Cast Iron Promise

Some of us haven’t been in a classroom for years and the thought of it can be really intimidating. Our instructors are at the top of their game and have all the resources you need to learn.

Royal Yachting Association courses are all pass or fail courses. This is a really good thing as this high standard is what makes the qualifications respected around the world. BUT it means that you must attain certain criteria in order to pass.

If you decide to join us for any classroom course, we give you a unique guarantee. Obviously we can’t guarantee you will pass as that’s down to you but we promise that you can retake the course FOR FREE as many times as you like until you do pass.

Why do we do this? Because we believe in our teaching methods so much that we feel responsible for your outcome. And if we believe that, I mean really believe it, then the financial risk should sit with us.

Based on 159 reviews.
Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie
2022-07-09
Good, well-maintained boats, good instruction. Fun couple of days.
Les Peaty
Les Peaty
2022-07-08
Having bought a jet ski I thought it sensible to have some training. So glad I did. I attended the course with a very practical instructor. An hour in the classroom learning some essential bits then the rest of the day on the water. Brilliant and so useful. I now appreciate the harbour rules. I enjoyed the course and learnt so much. Thank you Noel and the team. Les Peaty
Matt Paiton
Matt Paiton
2022-07-04
Went for the two day Powerboat Level 2 course. The pace was perfect, they got us out on the water within the first few hours and Emily took her time to explain everything. It always felt like we were naturally moving onto the next section rather than working through a curriculum. Really lovely experience.
Nick h
Nick h
2022-06-29
A great couple of days doing the Powerboat Level 2. Emily was a great instructor and covered everything from boat handling and manoeuvring to navigation and trip plotting. A very informative and worthwhile course.
Lee Adams
Lee Adams
2022-06-29
Excellent set up and knowledge based company, would highly recommend, I attended the PB 2 & the VHF coarse, great location.
john mather
john mather
2022-06-27
I have just recently completed two courses at Get Lost powerboat training at Poole.The first being my VHF Radio course,and the second Essential Navigation course.As these courses were only short,one day and two days,there was a lot to take in.Having said that,Noel and his teaching staff were excellent and went above and beyond to make sure you completed these courses.Everything was done in a relaxed way to put you at ease.If there was anything I was unsure about the team took their time to make sure I understood things clearly before moving on.This really helped my confidence and needles to say I passed both courses.This was the second time that I have used Get Lost powerboat training,and if I am wanting to do more courses in the future I will certainly be using them again.Once again a big thank you to you Noel and your team.Kind regards,John Mather.
Simone Talfourd
Simone Talfourd
2022-06-21
I did my PB2 and my VHF course with Get Lost Powerboat Training and would highly recommend them. Fun, enjoyable, safe and really knowledgeable.
ROB JERRAM
ROB JERRAM
2022-06-18
Really enjoyable and informative experience, learning made easy with a bit of good humour along the way.
M J
M J
2022-06-15
I just completed my 2 day powerboat training course with Nathan. The course was excellent - very well thought out. I learnt a lot more than I thought I would, both on the practical and navigational skills side. Nathan was an outstanding teacher - a natural. I can see why this company get so many 5 star reviews. I’ll definitely be back to book more courses and I look forward to doing so. I recommend the powerboat level 2 course to anyone looking to get into boating.
rupert bingham
rupert bingham
2022-06-13
Really thorough and well managed course with (very) patient staff who go the extra mile to make sure you really understand each step. Highly recommended.

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What else is included?

It would be great if you could take us with you on holiday. But we know you can’t. Wouldn’t it be great if we could remind you of stuff if you needed a bit of help anyway?

If you book on to our Essential Navigation course you get a free set of our knowledge cards.

Saving you £14.99 and they may just get you out of a corner.

You will also get, charts, a text book, an exercise book and navigation instruments. All for you to keep and worth another £40.

Total Saving £54.99

Plus two days with one of our delightful team members.

Now that can’t be bad!

Knowldege cards for RYA Essential Navigation & RYA Day Skipper

Get Your RYA Essential Navigation Course, Knowledge Cards And Everything Else Included For Just £177