Essential Navigation and Seamanship


An introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new, inexperienced or rusty skippers and crew.

The course is for anyone new to sailing, motor boating including RIBs and other small powerboats, sea angling and diving as as experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers.

It complements our on-the-water training such as the Powerboating Level 2, Day Sailing and keelboat courses.

Course topics include

  • charts and publications
  • safety
  • engine checks
  • buoyage
  • tidal awareness
  • visual and electronic navigation
  • pilotage
  • rules of the road
  • anchoring
  • weather forecasts
  • passage planning

The course is available in the classroom and online and we offer three different prices

Level: Beginner
Qualification: RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Certificate
Course Fees: Classroom 9,000 THB
Online Fees: When not booked with other courses  6,500 THB
Online Fees: Booked alongside a practical two-day course 4,500 THB
Day: Classroom by arrangement / Online anytime