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 the DSS Office;
Phone 03 6223 1977 | email sailtrain@dssinc.org.au


Click HERE for full list of course dates and enrolment.

If you have any questions, please contact the DSS on 62231977 or the Sailing Operations Manager 0417 121 575

Derwent Sailing Squadron members please login to your mySailor HERE before registering then enter the discount code DSSMEMBER to receive a 10% discount.

If you are interested in a course and no suitable dates are listed, why not tell us what you are interested in by completing the SailTrain Expression of Interest form. We will contact you to discuss your requirements further.