English plays a fundamental role and is considered the primary language in the field of nautical activities worldwide. Whether in national or international waters, it is common to encounter vessels from different countries, which makes it necessary to have a basic knowledge of the language.
For this reason, it is highly recommended to acquire additional English training specifically focused on navigation. The courses offered by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) are highly esteemed due to their practical approach. The content of these courses focuses on aspects that will be applied during navigation and will be of great utility.
Therefore, we would like to share two course links that could be very useful for those interested in improving their command of nautical English:
Essential Navigation and Seamanship book: This course will help you to acquire nautical vocabulary in English. Through its content, you will become familiar with the terms and expressions used in navigation, allowing you to communicate more efficiently.
Furthermore, if you already possess the Patrón de Embarcaciones de Recreo (PER) title, with this course you will have the necessary nautical English to obtain the theoretical RYA’s Day Skipper certificate and you will only have to do the practical course.
Marine Radio SRC VHF Online: This course is an excellent way to begin preparing for worldwide navigation. Marine radio and the use of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) are crucial elements in maritime communication, and this course will provide you with the necessary knowledge to properly operate VHF radio equipment.
Both courses offer a valuable opportunity to enhance your English skills and ensure that you are prepared to interact with other international sailors in the nautical field