A comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology, and the basics of seamanship. You will find this course invaluable if you want to learn how to start making decisions on board.

Course content

  • Nautical Terms
  • Ropework
  • Anchorwork
  • Safety
  • International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea
  • Definition of Position, Course and Speed
  • Navigational Charts and Publications
  • Navigational Drawing Instruments
  • Compass usage
  • Chartwork and Navigation – Traditional and Electronic Visual Aids to Navigation
  • Navigation in Restricted Visibility
  • Tides and Tidal Streams
  • Meteorology
  • Passage Planning
  • Pilotage
  • Marine Environment

Course pre-requisites: None

Minimum age: 16 years

Max. pupil : instructor radio: 8:1

Course duration: 40 hours (minimum)

Provided with the course: All course books and light refreshments

Please bring: Pens, 2B pencils, notebook, portland plotter, ring binder.

Please be aware this course is subject to last minute cancellation due to weather, low uptake or unforeseen circumstances.