Coastal Navigation Course FAQ

Coastal Navigation Course – FAQ

What you get

  • Unlimited support via phone or email
  • Learning terminology and chart conventions
  • Where on Earth are we? And what does that mean?
  • Time conversions, Speed Distance and Time,
  • Learning all about the chart and chart corrections (notices to mariners)
  • Chart work, chart scale
  • Latitude and longitude, plotting
  • Position fixing (GPS, bearing and distance, direction)
  • Understanding and applying Variation
  • Understanding and applying Deviation
  • Learn how to check your boat’s Deviation
  • Converting True to Compass and Compass to True
  • Finding your position without GPS: 3-bearing fix, deduced reckoning, (estimated position, set and drift)
  • Passage Planning
  • Collision Regulations
  • Introduction into Weather…. And more…
  • Understand chart reliability
  • Identify charts symbols, dangers, soundings, lights etc
  • Understand and apply tidal and current information
  • Relative bearings, Transit bearings, Running Fix, Double the angle on the bow
  • Tides, Find the Depth Under keel Clearance

Special prices for Navigation tools and books, purchase when you enrol

1) Full colour Navigation Manual, with step by step instructions.
2) Q&A manual, for practice questions and answers that explain how each question is tackled.

Special Price: $49.99 FOR BOTH MANUALS (plus $9.99 delivery)


Chart AUS252: $34.00 (plus $9.99 delivery)
Portland Plotter, Dividers, Pencil Compass: $120 (plus $16 delivery)

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To achieve this qualification you will need to do a written and practical assessment (the practical can be achieved via video).

Online (via Zoom): $99*
Face-2-face: $125


On the water. Vessel based in the far south NSW coast. Minimum numbers apply POA
Via video/RPL: Send in your video for assessment: $99

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