Essential Navigation & Seamanship

Essential Navigation is a comprehensive introduction to navigation and safety awareness for novice through experienced boaters, both sail and power.

This course is highly informative, dynamic and has plenty opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge to work. You will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you've learned.

This course is not mandatory but is highly recommended as a prerequisite to any course we offer!

Course topics include:

  • Anchoring
  • Buoyage
  • Charts and Publications
  • Engine checks
  • Passage planning
  • Pilotage
  • Rules of the road
  • Safety
  • Tidal awareness
  • Visual and electronic navigation
  • Weather forecasts

You will receive a course pack, which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD. Your user name and password will be included.

This online course will take around six hours, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like.