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Puerto Deportivo de Marbella, Avenida Duque de Ahumada, 29602, Marbella, Malaga

0034 655 42 35 54

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NAVIGATION THEORY 

Our navigation and seamanship theory courses are designed to help you unravel the mysteries of navigation, pilotage, passage planning and meteorology. They are great as stand alone courses, but also complement our various practical training courses.

Whether you are a sailor or a motor boater, our shorebased courses equip would-be and experienced skippers with enough knowledge, at least in theory, to go afloat and take charge of a yacht.

Here at Marbella Sailing School we offer Essential Seamanship and Navigation as an Online course 

so you can study at home in your own time prior to attending your practical course.   Our Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory courses are run over 5 days in our training centre just minutes from the beach in Marbella.  

 

Steve Miller

Chief Instructor

 

 

essential navigation and seamanship

This course is a basic introduction for anyone looking to spend time on the water.

It introduces the essential knowledge which will allow you to have fun whilst staying safe. This course provides a solid foundation in concepts which later RYA qualifications will expand upon.

 

It teaches the basic essentials of navigation and chart-reading, how to recognize navigation buoys at sea, how tides and weather forecasts work and how to get started planning routes across the water.

The Essential Navigation and Seamanship course does not assume any previous knowledge of chartwork or boat-handling, making this an ideal course for anyone who is new to the world of navigation or looking to learn the theory essentials to support their practical experience.

As soon as you sign-up, you can log-in and begin your course. Supporting reading materials, charts and navigation tools are dispatched immediately and allow you to experience the concepts on practice-charts.

If you already have some basic understanding of some of these topics and are keen to progress to higher qualifications, we recommend this course as a good starting-point to ensure the foundations of your knowledge are solid before building in the complexities of the science of meteorology and more complex navigation.

 

150 euros

Online Course

day skipper

Theory

The RYA Day Skipper Course is for anyone wishing to learn the theory required to navigate a small craft in home waters.

Our RYA Day Skipper Theory Course introduces and builds the student up to a competent level of navigation of a small craft. The course includes position plotting, allowing for tides, interpreting lights and shapes used and understanding the rules of the road that apply to all vessels.

 

Meteorology is another key area covered in the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course and leads the student to good understanding of the effects of weather systems on vessels at sea.

Along with passage planning and other subjects, the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course gives the student a sound base on which to build the navigation skills by experience.

Remember - there are no hidden extras with Marbella Sailing School; our price for the RYA Day Skipper Theory Course includes Portland Plotter, Dividers, Training Almanac and all the books you need.

This course is run throughout the year and

you have the option of doing 5 days continuously in the classroom Monday to Friday or why not combine Theory with Practical and do 2 weekends in the classroom with a weeks Sailing in between?

 Please contact us with your requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

495 euros

Classroom Course

Coastal Skipper

YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Theory Course is an advanced course in navigation and meteorology.

Our RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Yachtmaster Offshore Course provides the theory base needed for candidates for the Yachtmaster Coastal Practical Course and the Yachtmaster Offshore exam. It is an advanced course in navigation and meteorology and is suitable for both power and sail students.

The Yachtmaster Coastal/ Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course takes the student to a higher level of navigational expertise. The course covers advanced topics like vessel stability and AIS systems in addition to helping students to develop more accurate and precise plotting skills.

 

This level of course is essential for those who plan to go on and complete professional qualifications for a career at sea.

 

The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore qualification is now widely accepted as part of the studies required for more advanced professional qualifications such as Officer of the Watch (OOW) and Master 200 and is seen as indicative of a very high standard of seamanship.

Remember - there are no hidden extras with Marbella Sailing School; our price for the RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course includes Portland Plotter, Dividers, Training Almanac and all the books you need.

The RYA Yachtmaster Theory qualification is seen as indicative of a very high standard of seamanship.

 

 

 

 

 

595 euros

Classroom Course

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