Essential Navigation Theory - St Lucia

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Essential Navigation Theory - St Lucia

Girls For Sail Verdict

The perfect theory course for anyone who will be taking an RYA Competent Crew or RYA Day Skipper practical course who has a good basic knowledge boats but needs some help with navigating. Beginners should take the 5 day Day skipper theory course


Starts: 10am Saturday  Rodney Bay Marina, St Lucia

Finishes: Ends 4pm Sunday


About The Event

This classroom-based course teaches you all the essential theory required to enhance your practical knowledge and safety onboard.

With 2 days of classroom based learning you really get the chance to get to grips with the chartwork and thoroughly understand how all aspects are applied in a practical situation.  Your shorebased instructor will use a variety of interavtive teaching methods.  

The RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship shorebased course syllabus includes:

  1. Charts, publications & terms
  2. Buoyage
  3. Navigation
  4. Safety
  5. Anchoring
  6. Electronic navigation
  7. Rules of the Road
  8. Weather forecasts
  9. Pilotage
  10. Passage planning

This course is ideal for anyone looking to take their Competent Crew certificate or for more experienced sailors taking day skipper.

When you arrive, you will receive a course pack which includes a chart, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD. You will also be given use of plotters, dividers and training almanacs so there is no need to bring any equipment of your own with you although its great to have your own set

About  St Lucia 

St Lucia is located within the Caribbean islands off the south east of the United States of America. Famous for its white and black sand beaches, rum punch and culture. You're in for a treat here! 
We'll take time to sail around each island before we head to the cultured towns, sampling the music, food and even getting to know the locals! 

Girls for Sail will ensure we do everything possible to give you the best sailing experience! 

Additional Info


-Fully qualified RYA skipper

-All necessary navigational equipment
-Classroom with tea and coffee

-Shower facilities on site in marina



-Transport to and from meeting points



-Alcoholic drinks and evening meals



This is a shorebased course and you will need to find your own accommodation for the Saturday night - please ask us if you need suggestions for where to stay.

How to book?

Click on the link below to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

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