Essential navigation and seamanship is a 2-day course that introduces you to marine navigation. We are covering topics such as charts & publications, safety, engine checks, tides, buoyage, rule of the road, weather, knots and anchoring. You will also learn passage planning techniques with visual and electronic navigation, and weather forecasting.

Why choose Glasgow City Boats? 

We aim to teach basic navigation and safety, either to a new skipper or crew or to someone who wants to brush up on their theory skills. 
This course compliments other courses like our Powerboat level 2 and boat handling training.

We believe anyone that goes on the water needs to solidify their basic concepts of safety and seamanship before going on a personal or professional adventure. 
What sets Glasgow City Boats apart is that we are offering this important course both on-campus and online. So, depending on your preference and time available, you can choose between the two options. 

Experience :  Whether you’re new to sailing / boating or just want to refresh your previous knowledge, this beginner’s navigation will provide the ideal start. 
It doesn’t matter if your passion lies in powerboating, sailing, diving or sea angling. Thus, no previous experience is required for this course. 

Location? : We are not only offering this theory course online but are also teaching it at our training centre. Our classroom courses are held at 36 Washington Street, Glasgow, G3 8AZ.

Course Info : Essential Nav and Seamanship courses are run every week but can be run on demand. We take a maximum of 6 students per course to ensure quality. 

Price and Book? : £275 classroom / £150 online. Course content both online and classroom remain the same. 

Important Points:

  • 6-10 hours course
  • Available both on site and online
  • Support from a marine professional
  • Answer to your questions
  • No experience required
  • Important for sailors, kayakers, divers, and others
Meet at our city centre location for registration and theory. 36 Washington Street, Glasgow, G3 8AZ.
Essential Nav and Seamanship courses are run every week but can be run on demand maximum 12 students per course.
£275 classroom / £150 online
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