Essential Navigation and Seamanship Online Course

A great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for any sailor!

The Essential Nav course is a great step for anyone interested in sailing or boating who has completed the practical Start Yachting and Competent Crew courses.

This highly informative beginner to intermediate level navigation course is highly interactive, with many activities to reinforce and practice what you have learned. You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD. The course is fully online and takes around 8-12 hours to complete. You can work through it at your own speed whenever and wherever you like – all you need is internet access! An EastSail instructor provides online support to answer any questions you might have. $195 plus kit postage if required.

Course Topics

  • Charts and publications
  • Safety
  • Engine checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal awareness
  • Visual and electronic navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Right of way rules
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecasts

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