Welcome to the Award Winning Coastal Navigation...it's Easy! training program.
The Coastal Navigation..it's Easy program is an 'Award Winning' program that is easy to follow and covers all the essential requirements to competently learn how to navigate a vessel (recreational or commercial) in near coastal waters. It is based on coastal navigation courses that have been successfully delivered for many, many years.
The Coastal Navigation..it's Easy program has been developed for 3 different worldwide regions:
Australia - covering the Whitsunday Islands(over 500 programs sold to date)
The United States - covering Long Island Sound and
The United Kingdom - covering the Bristol channel.
The program has been developed on the basis that coastal navigtional is based on 3 important areas of knowledge:
You wil learn how to acheive the answers to those 3 components in the first 3 chapters of the program. Everything else that we teach you will be a bonus. Remember you do not need to be a mathmetican, simple add and subtract is all that is required.
- Knowing where you are
- Knowing where you are going to and
- Knowing how to get there
What you do need is a desire to learn to navigate and the ability to see it through. Coastal Navigation..it's Easy will do the rest for you.
The program is a complete package. All training material and resources are supplied.
By enrolling in the Coastal Navigation course you will:
- Learn Coastal Navigation Terminology
- Learn to interpret nautical chart features
- Understand chart reliability
- Identify charts symbols, dangers, soundings, lights etc
- Use nautical charts for plotting courses, dead reckoning (DR), estimated (EP) and confirmed (fixes) positions
- Learn how to plot Transits, measure distances and find directions
- Learn how to calculate and apply Set and Drift
- Understand the IALA Buoyage system
- Understand and use Speed, Time and Distance calculations
- Understand and apply Variation and Deviation to courses and bearings
- Be introduced to Radar and GPS for use in navigation
- Conduct a simulated passage
- Understand and apply weather, tidal and current information
- Complete practical exercises and much more