23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

Navigation Course

A comprehensive introduction to navigation suitable for beginners and more experienced skippers alike. We cover coastal navigation from the ground up, so this course will equip anyone with the necessary knowledge to safely navigate inshore and coastal waters.

You’ll learn about charts, using a compass, position fixing, tides and tidal streams, electronic navigation, meteorology and passage planning.
This course serves as preparation for the RYA Day Skipper course.

The cost is $440 per person.


This course assumes no prior knowledge.


The syllabus covers the techniques of navigation by reference to features on or near the land, including charts and chartwork, position fixing, estimating position, setting a course to steer, buoyage and lights, the magnetic compass, tidal streams and tidal heights, meteorology, restricted visibility, passage planning, pilotage, electronic navigation and collision regulations.
This course covers the navigational elements of the RYA Day Skipper Shorebased course and further study may result in the issue of a Day Skipper Shorebased course certificate


This course requires you to attend a 22 hour course held over 5 nights of 3 hours, and 1 day of 7 hours.


Your instructor will provide all learning support material & resources as required. You will need to bring 2B pencils, sharpener, eraser, Portland Plotter or equivalent, dividers, note book and pen.


For more information about this course please contact Jo at the DSS Office;
Phone 03 6223 1977 | email sailtrain@dssinc.org.au


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