Where on Earth are we?

More importantly, what does that mean? Navigation is basically the art of determining where you are and what direction and distance you must go. Therefore, we must learn to find out where we are and what that means for us. We do this by understanding the nautical chart, plotting our position, and laying off direction …

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How to Read a Synoptic Chart

Hot or cold? Remembering that air flows clockwise around Low Pressure systems and anticlockwise around High Pressure systems, a fairly typical summer Australian weather map (below: Image One) shows: North to northwesterly winds over eastern Australia on the western side of a Tasman Sea high. They carry hot, dry air from inland Australia southward over …

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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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