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Navigation Courses


Shore-based theory courses are designed to complement our practical courses. Taking one of these courses will enable you to extend your knowledge to develop your skills in a specific area.

Essential Navigation and Safety Online

An introduction to the basic theoretical knowledge required to take a boat to sea including; navigation, weather, rules of the road, safety and passage planning. Click here for more information.

Day Skipper Theory Online

A comprehensive introduction to boating theory to support the skills required to complete our practical courses. This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

We are continually updating our courses to take into account developments in technology and the electronic navigation aids now available on most cruising boats. The course is taught over 40 hours with two exams via online distance learning, through our training partner Navathome.

Course topics include:

-the basics of seamanship
-the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
-chartwork
-electronic charts
-position fixing
-plotting a course to steer
-weather forecasting and meteorology
-tides
-collision regulations
-construction, parts and equipment of a cruising boat
-emergency and safety procedures including distress calls,use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

Book this course [here]