Essential Navigation

OYT South is a training centre for the RYA's interactive online Essential Navigation and Seamanship course

RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship

Online course

OYT South is an approved training centre for the RYA’s interactive online Essential Navigation and Seamanship course.

This is an introductory-level course and is ideal for OYT South members and non-members who may be new to navigation, or have done a little but are rusty. It would be a really useful qualification for people looking to make the step up into volunteering with us; for young crew members who really want to stay involved with sailing and would like to build up their skills; and for those who have done several voyages and want to stretch themselves a little and understand more next time they come on board. It’s a proper qualification, it takes around six hours to complete online but you can do it in your own time as it suits you.

You can download a brochure about the course here.

Please contact us if you are interested in doing Essential Navigation and Seamanship with Ocean Youth Trust South.

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Ocean Youth Trust South is an adventure sail training charity which takes young people aged 11-25 to sea in our 30-metre vessel Prolific.

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