The Coastal Navigation course at RMYS will commence on Tuesday 16 September 2014 at 7pm. Last minute spots are available to improve your Summer boating experience!
A Coastal Navigation course is essential for any crew member participating in coastal or offshore yachting and is considered mandatory for those wishing to become skippers and extending their boating adventures beyond protected waters. Our 2014 course has been updated to also include AIS & Chartplotter usage.
This shore-based Coastal Navigation course is conducted over six evenings, starting on Tuesday 16 September 2014 between 7pm and 10pm. Subjects included are: Understanding marine charts, Tidal streams and coastal information, Setting courses to steer (CTS), allowing for wind, tides, current and leeway, Effective use of the steering and hand bearing compass, Methods of position plotting using compass, depth sounder, ships log, Global Positioning System use and functions, Weather reports and forecasting services, Lights and shapes, Buoyage and IALA systems. A number of practical exercises of navigation are conducted throughout the course using charts. If you have any questions or last minute booking requests please contact Leigh Brennan-Smith in the Training Academy on 0412 196 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our guest lecturer is Mr Stuart Marshall, an experienced yachtsman and former Chief Instructor of the Melbourne Sailing School. The course is open to the boating public, RMYS members & friends. The course fee of $365 includes your own marine chart AUS 143 (Port Phillip) valued at $35. Please note this course is limited to a maximum of 14 students. A course overview is available here and a booking form is available here.