Essential Navigation & Seamanship (Classroom) – Program Description

The classroom version of this course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or experienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training.

It’s a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice.

You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD.

The course is taught over 16 hours with exercises to complete along the way. It can be covered as a series of short sessions or over two full days.

Also available online

Course Topics

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

Feedback from Course Students

“Very useful and informative.  I have the practical experience but learning the theory has increased my confidence.”

“Great course, extremely well presented.”

“An absolutely fantastic course and so glad that I took it – I feel a lot more confident and will be safer.”

“Really enjoyed it. Great videos, great interaction, very educational. Well done.”