Join our Shore based coastal navigation course at RMYS commencing Thursday 1 October 2015 between 7pm and 10pm for six evenings. Bookings are closing soon and this will be the final course opportunity for 2015. Book now so you don’t miss out!
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 2015 course has been updated to include the latest updates on AIS, Chartplotter & GPS usage.
This shore-based Coastal Navigation course is conducted over six evenings, starting on Thursday 1 October 2015 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, ship's log.
- Global Positioning System GPS) use and functions.
- Weather reports and forecasting services.
- Lights and shapes.
- Buoyage and IALA systems.
- Using modern navigational tools such as AIS & Chartplotters.
A number of practical exercises of navigation are conducted throughout the course using charts.
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 $375 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.
If you have any questions or booking requests please contact Leigh Brennan-Smith in the Training Academy on 0412 196 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.