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Subsidised Coastal Navigation Courses

A potential of $200 saving with SisterShip's training! We are thrilled to announce a special collaboration between Pantaenius Sail & Motor Yacht Insurance and SisterShip Training. We are both focused on reducing marine incidents and helping cruisers be safer on the water so we've partnered to bring you great value and NO EXCUSE for not … Continue reading Subsidised Coastal Navigation Courses

Fun Nautical Terminology

There is a complete nautical language to learn. There is some charming terminology, here are some of our favourites: Baggy Wrinkle (aka "those fluffy things") Picture the sails filled with wind and the canvas of that sail coming into contact with the standing rigging. That causes friction on the sails as they rub on the … Continue reading Fun Nautical Terminology

Navigation Tool Kit

Safety At Sea means looking after your equipment too! Navigation is an art, not a science and to perform this art well, you need good tools (especially on a moving boat). Nav Kit A navigation kit consists of:- A Portland plotter* Brass dividers Pencil compass Soft pencils Eraser Sharpener Calculator *Parallel rules or Portland plotter … Continue reading Navigation Tool Kit

The Best Navigation Course Available – so they say!

With half a dozen courses under our belts - the testimonials are rolling in. Here's our favourite! “Last week, I completed my five day RYA Day Skipper Practical with EastSail in Sydney. They say it is a prerequisite to have done their ten-week RYA Day Skipper shore-based course but I decided to sign up regardless. … Continue reading The Best Navigation Course Available – so they say!