Quaystage Training RYA Sailing School

Shorebased Courses

RYA Essential Safety and Navigation

This course covers the basics for all water users including anyone new to sailing, power boats, motor boating, sea angling and diving as well as experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers.

It is designed to give knowledge of tides, buoyage and basic pilotage skills to all water users and acts as an excellent foundation course for the Day Skipper Theory for a Competent Crew level water user who would like to gain more knowledge.


  • 2 day weekend

Previous experience required

  • None

Successful course outcome

At the end of the course successful students will be awarded the RYA Essential Navigation and Safety  Certificate and will have a knowledge of safety and basic navigation techniques.


RYA Essential Navigation and Safety Pack, Dividers and Plotter.

The course is held in our classroom and includes all course materials, morning and afternoon tea. Lunch is not included.  We also offer some online delivery options. 

 Contact us for the dates of this course