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 179 reviews
Scott Pidgley
Scott Pidgley
I attended the VHF Radio course which was run by Get Lost Powerboat Training and thoroughly enjoyed myself, our instructor Jamie was very knowledgeable and explained everything clearly and indepth , also answering any questions thrown his way, I would highly recommend anyone wanting to do this course to give them a call. Scott
Amanda White Health
Amanda White Health
Great course. I would definately recommend it.
Pete Finklaire
Pete Finklaire
A very enjoyable and informative course. The practical sessions are invaluable and you came away feeling confident about having to use a marine radio, particularly in an emergency. I'd recommend this hands on course with a very knowledgeable and experienced instructor.
Robert Ryder
Robert Ryder
It was a really good experience and will be booking up for next course. The staff were very friendly and made it enjoyable to learn
Paul Jordan
Paul Jordan
A fantastic week of training by Jamie. The facilities are first class, there is a lot of information to take in over the course of 5 days but the course is structured so well that the information sinks in day by day so that come Friday when you sit the exam you will have all the information you need to pass. A great experience and i would recommend anyone thinking about the day skipper theory course to book it with Get lost Powerboat training.
Warner Baker
Warner Baker
Great course and fun, helpful and very knowledgeable instructor.
Zoe Purdy
Zoe Purdy
Highly recommend Get Lost Powerboat to everyone! The company is so personal and friendly, I had a limited schedule and due to bad weather the course was set to be cancelled but they did all they could to cater for me which was so kind! Nathan is a great instructor. He gave such clear and informative instructions that were easy to follow and made the whole day really fun and enjoyable. We had both rain and sun during our training and the wet weather didn't ruin our experience at all. Thank you to Emily and Noel for all your help. GET YOUR POWERBOAT TRAINING HERE PEOPLE!!
mike boogaard
mike boogaard
Get Lost is the perfect team for your boating certification. Their classroom is a 2-min walk from the boat and there is a car park around the corner. They perfectly balance theory and practical (with most of the time on the boat). Emily was not just a great instructor but great fun too. Can’t recommend these guys enough.
Mark Sutherland
Mark Sutherland
Awesome course, great company. Emily is an awesome instructor, all 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days.
nathan ricketts
nathan ricketts
Fantastic course (level two powerboat) Emily was a great instructor. Brilliant rib, quality kit and everything explained so you learn properly. Started as a complete novice and now could confidently take a boat to water with the skills we’ve learnt. Would recommend to anyone. Great people.

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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