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Navathome Basic Training

Theory Course

Navathome Basic Training
Theory Course

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  • Online Almanac & Printable Chart
  • Fully Animated & Interactive Lessons
  • Multi Device Support
  • Study At Your Own Pace
  • Proven Pass Rate
  • No Classroom Pressure
  • Extra lessons on practical skills
  • 6 months initial course access
  • Options to Extend
  • Downloadable course completion certificate
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The Foundations of Seamanship

Our Basic Training Course offers essential boating knowledge and skills. Learn seamanship, chart navigation, tides, collision regulations, weather, buoy recognition, and safety at sea. Gain practical expertise in knots, anchors, berthing, and emergency procedures. Begin your journey of being able to navigate confidently and responsibly on the water.

Is Is this course right for you?

This is an excellent starting point for beginners and individuals planning to pursue an RYA Competent Crew practical course. With an estimated duration of 20 hours, the course adopts a continuous assessment approach, eliminating the need for a final exam. Upon successful completion, participants will download a certificate of course completion as validation of their accomplishment.

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  • General seamanship: boat parts, tying up, preparation for sea, knots, anchors, anchoring, and tacking.

Chart familiarisation:

  • Basic latitude and longitude lessons, compass usage, chart symbols, variation, and deviation.

Practical animations:

  • Interactive animations for berthing practice and MOB scenarios (motor and sail)..

Tidal heights:

  • Determining tide height for safe navigation in ports, crossing shallows, and avoiding grounding.
  • Using tidal height tables, tidal curves, depths, and depth contours.

Collision regulations:

  • Understanding collision avoidance, proper use of lights, identifying vessel types and recognising day shapes.
  • Lessons and quizzes on sound signals and their various uses.


  • Causes of weather systems, reading and considering present and future weather forecasts.
  • Interpreting weather charts and accessing weather information sources.


  • Recognising buoys by lights, characteristics, shape, colour, and name.
  • Knowing the appropriate actions when approaching buoys.


  • Basic safety at sea, including life raft and life jacket usage.
  • Handling and using flares, fire prevention, making mayday calls.
  • Various methods of alerting other vessels in distress.


All courses are completed online, study at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.


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