The School of Navigation & Seamanship (SONAS) is a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre based in Nottingham near to Junction 25 of the M1 Motorway. SONAS also works in association with East Anglian Sailing School, Carsington Sports & Leisure, CeeJay Survival, the Ocean Youth Trust and the Schooner Johanna Lucretia.
We are ideally placed to assist students in the East Midlands who wish to gain RYA qualifications. The RYA Cruising Scheme is an International Scheme offering first class tuition for persons wishing to sail offshore.
SONAS is an approved RYA Recognised Shorebased Training Centre and is approved to deliver RYA Certificated Courses covering the RYA Interactive Essential Navigation & Seamanship, Day Skipper, Yachtmaster Coastal/Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean. In addition RYA One Day Courses are held to cover Sea Survival, First Aid, SRC VHF Radio, Radar and Diesel Engine Maintenance.
We are involved with the East Anglian Sailing School in the delivery of RYA Practical Courses. We are therefore able to assist our pupils along the pathway to become better and more experienced offshore sailors with higher RYA qualifications.
In addition we also provide adventurous leisure sailing opportunities for those who just wish to go to sea for enjoyment.
If you would like to go to sea in a sailing yacht or motor boat, then we have the course to help you make the most of the opportunities to get afloat, and give you the confidence to enjoy your sport safely.
Built around the Royal Yachting Association National Cruising Scheme, we can provide:
SONAS currently has 4 RYA qualified and experienced instructors involved in the teaching of navigation and seamanship to our students, and we have been involved in the delivery of RYA Cruising Scheme Courses since 1984.
Established for over 25 years, our team of RYA recognised instructors use their enthusiasm and experience to deliver a high standard of instruction and student satisfaction. We believe that learning the skills to take a boat to sea should be fun, yet lead to safe practices when you go to sea.
School of Navigation and Seamanship (SONAS)
Tel:0115 939 9825
Nottingham NG10 4DA.