Two day theory course
Multi course options
Various ptions for the RYA Coastal Skipper course
Multi course options for the RYA Yachtmaster theory course
The one day VHF Radio course is also available online


One-to-one practical tuition on your own boat
Practical sailing tuition for individuals, teenagers or groups
Practical Course

RYA Basic Navigation and Safety

2 day Theory Course (16 hours)


The RYA Basic Navigation and Safety Course provides the minimum knowledge to be able to go to sea and is suitable for beginners or experienced sailors. This course is an introduction to the theory of navigation and safety awareness at sea.


Who is it for?

  • Anyone new to sailing

  • Inexperienced sailors

  • Skippers and crew wishing to update their knowledge

  • Anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving

Course topics include:

  • Charts and Publications

  • Safety

  • Engine checks

  • Buoyage

  • Tidal awareness

  • Visual and electronic navigation

  • Pilotage

  • Rules of the road

  • Anchoring

  • Weather forecasts

  • Passage planning

How do I book this course?


Download and complete the Excel Yachting Booking Form and either scan it and return via email, or post with a cheque payable to T.J.Lee to Excel Yachting, 7 Copsewood Way, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8PJ.


If you prefer to pay by bank transfer please call 0771 064 7966 for account details.

Excel Yachting


Terence Lee
Principal and Chief Instructor

7, Copsewood Way, Bearsted Maidstone, Kent ME15 8PJ


Tel: 0771 064 7966