Online based skill courses

Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course

The online Essential Navigation and Seamanship is an inspiring new course for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving - or pretty much anything else on the water!

This course will give you the essential knowledge needed when you’re afloat: navigation, safety, seamanship and passage planning.

This is the RYA’s 1st fully interactive online course and can be taken anytime, anywhere and at your own speed. All you need is a computer and the internet.

Please view the video links opposite for a description of the course and they work. Some centres offer this course at a lesser fee than ours but unlike other centres we offer one-to-one help, at no extra cost, on one of our boats at Burton Waters Marina should it be required.

This RYA Interactive Site also enables you to prepare yourself for the Short Range Radio Course Exam. A video of the Radio Course is shown opposite. It is recommended that you view this video before you sign on for this course to ensure that your PC is compatible.

We are pleased to advise that the RYA Training Centre, Lincolnshire Boat Training Services, has been authorised to run all these courses. Peter will be on hand to give you advice and help should it be needed.

To enrol on any of these subjects you will need to be registered on the RYA Interactive Site. This will be done for you by Lincolnshire Boat Training Services (LBTS) as your Training Establishment. To enable us to do this please e-mail Peter with the following information:

  1. User name
  2. First name
  3. Surname
  4. E-mail address you will wish to use
  5. The course on which you would like to enrol

Once you have paid LBTS the appropriate fee (see link ‘Sign on and payment for online courses’, Welcome page; price for each course shown on Prices page), to complete any of the courses we will authorise you to start your selected course.

The latest course is Safe and Fun, a mandatory course for new Dinghy and Windsurfing instructors.

To find more about any of the courses, including signing up procedures, please contact Peter.