Essential Navigation and Seamanship

Minimum theory for DS level: a basic introduction to navigation and safety for anyone new to boating: sailors, powerboaters, sea anglers, divers and boatmasters. Also useful for experienced dinghy and keelboat sailors and inshore racers.

Price: 150 EUR. Combined Package with DS Practical 900 EUR

Required experience

Minimum duration
16 hours in the classroom or approximately 8-10 hours online

Minimum age

Content Modules:

  1. Charts
  2. Buoyage
  3. Navigation
  4. Safety
  5. Anchoring
  6. Tides
  7. Electronic Navigation
  8. Rules of the Road
  9. Weather
  10. Pilotage
  11. Passage Planning

Certificate issuing criteria
Basic knowledge of navigation and safety

Can be taken in the classroom or online but for now we only offer it online in RYA Interactive.
When you book the course, you will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook and exercises and the access details for the interactive course. Once you’re logged in you will be prompted to change your password, accept the site terms and conditions and complete your profile. You then have 180 days to study and progress through the course until you complete all the modules. Your ENS certificate will be issued after you will pass the final tests.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your assigned instructor.