What are Synoptic Charts?

Synoptic Information The synoptic information is compiled from hundreds of weather observations around Australia. To create a complete picture of the weather around the world, weather observations are taken at agreed times at weather stations worldwide. They are then plotted onto a synoptic chart. They typically range in size from hundreds to thousands of kilometres …

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Navigation Tool Kit

A SisterShip Training Pouch with everything you need   A stylish SisterShip pouch to hold all your chart work tools. Left sliding around in your nav station draw they can quickly become damaged and scratched. The pouch contains: Portland plotter, brass dividers, pencil compass, pencils, eraser, sharpener –  all in one handy, protective, custom-made, (and …

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Introduction to Coastal Navigation Course

Calling all boaters SisterShip/Partnership Training is coming to Moreton Bay AND Sydney AND Port Stephens Moreton Bay: 21st and 22nd September at the stunning Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club: 34 Fairlead Cres, Manly QLD 4179 2. Sydney: 12th and 13th October at Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance,  33/6 Jubilee Ave, Warriewood NSW 2102 3. Port …

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Testimonials

Introduction to Coastal Navigation “Jackie has broken down very complicated content and presented it in a logical sequence. Well done!” “Jackie is super, knowledgeable and very informative, great at explaining. Thanks for a wonderful weekend, I’ll be looking forward to your next course!” “This session was FANTASTIC!!!” “Thank you for such an enjoyable and comprehensive …

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Safety at Sea

What happens if I lose my rudder? Wouldn’t it be great to hear about real-life scenarios on losing your rudder? What about storm preparation? Communications? Flooding? Abandoning Ship? When you set off for a record-breaking Antartica trip you HAVE to get this right! So YOU have a unique opportunity to discuss these matters with Lisa …

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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 …

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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 …

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