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Learn to sail with an RYA  recognised sailing school. What ever your level from beginner? through RYA courses to Long distance adventure cruising?  Isles of Scilly, Brittany and North Spain for 2013
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Many thanks for the course – I think it was really well put together... I’ve also enjoyed doing it, and feel I’ve learnt a lot...

Firstly the pack and the service. It was incredibly efficient...Your comments were also rewarding for me to receive as a learner.

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As arm of "Top Cat Cruising school" we are an RYA  recognised training centre

You want to learn to navigate, but find you can't commit to 20 dark winter's evenings in a draughty hall at night school?

We have the solution -
Take Essential nav, Day Skipper or Yachtmaster correspondence course with us and learn at home, when and where it suits you. 

Look at the testimonials. Distance learning with us works!

The SeaNavigate correspondence courses are based on CD OR MEMORY STICK and work under Internet explorer, much the same as this web site. This means that you have all the advantages of browser software eg back button and hyperlinks.

No you don't sit staring at the screen all day! The course is full of exercises so you will need a table top for chart work. 

The exercises for both Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses are based upon the problems you will face in reality.


RYA Essential Navigation and seamanship

Basic introduction for anyone who wants to get out there!. Click above for a preview or to get started.


RYA Day Skipper theory

Starts with first principles and finishes with the knowledge to be safe skippering out on the water.

RYA  Yachtmaster theory


Knowledge of the content of the Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster shore based course is essential to be safe off shore.