Navigation Course

Introduction to Coastal Navigation – ONLINE – $346 incl GST, (usually $395+GST) – includes 2 x manuals.

We’ve adapted our course to deliver on-line with an innovative approach to make each student feel they are receiving face to face training.

Each course contains four (3 hourly) sessions held over four days (two per week).


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Coming Soon
*Step-by-step manuals and sections of chart available online (paper chart to be printed to work on).
*Large discount for qualifying participants
*New Workshops
*Free Workshop
*Self-paced learning-videos-quizzes – Step-by-step, each process building on the last
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COURSE THREE: Currently running: Intro to Navigation (commencing Sat 30th May)
Sat 30th/Sun 31st May and Sat 6th/Sun 7th June
AEST 09:00 – 12:30


Content

Session 1: Where on Earth are we? And what does that mean? Time conversions, Speed Distance and Time, Learning all about the chart and chart corrections.

Session 2: Chart work, chart scale, latitude and longitude, plotting, position fixing (GPS, bearing and distance, direction.

Session 3: Understanding and applying Variation. Understanding and applying Deviation. Check your boat’s Deviation, converting True to Compass and Compass to True

Session 4: Finding your position without GPS: 3-bearing fix, deduced reckoning, (estimated position, set and drift etc, if time*)

Cost: $315+GST: includes 2 x manuals


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IMPORTANT NOTE: You will need to bring along the official AUS252 paper chart and a Navigation tool kit. If you’d like to purchase these from us, you can do so on the booking form.

The SisterShip Nav Kit contains: A Portland plotter, Brass dividers, Pencil compass, Soft pencils, Eraser, Sharpener, all kept safe and protected from damage in a handy pouch.
Navigation tool kit and pouch

*Important note 2: If you have attended the course previously, the manuals have been amended. Please click here to print off the amendments.

 

 

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Passage Planning – coming soon

  • Appraisal, Planning (and risk analysis), Execution and monitoring.
  • Paper charts of different scales are imperative
  • Back up plans
  • Tidal and current, weather change considerations
  • Interpreting Weather
  • Weather forecasting
  • Interpreting Tides

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Safety and hazard control practices and procedures – TBA

  • Implement basic safety practices, procedures and practices
  • Crew and equipment checked
  • The location of personal safety equipment on a vessel is checked
  • Procedures for safe mooring, anchoring and berthing
  • Basic rope handling skills and seamanship skills
  • Deck equipment maintained
  • Check equipment, drills and Procedures: fire emergency, vessel abandonment, collision, survival, etc.
  • Maintaining appropriate records/logs

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MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION – TBA

  • Operate deck machinery
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Operate and maintain marine propulsion
  • Operate and maintain auxiliary system
  • Refuelling
  • Electrical systems
  • Deck operations and maintenance
  • Slipping vessel and maintain Hull
  • Maintain steering systems and pumping systems
  • Monitor seaworthiness

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MANOEUVRING AND BASIC STABILITY – TBA

Safe manoeuvring to keep vessel safe:

  • Considering weather, tide, headreach and stopping distances. Also considering shallow water and narrow channels
  • Alterations of heading or power are smooth and controlled, communication is clear, concise. And consideration given to deadweight, draft, trim, speed and under keel clearance
  • Correct procedures when crossing a bar
  • Anchoring and mooring manoeuvres
  • The effects on small vessel performance of shallow and restricted waters, tidal and wind conditions. Passing vessel’s and own vessel’s bow, evaluating stern waves.
  • Preparations for towing safely, towing precautions, towing manoeuvres
  • Load capacities and RMS information available to determine capacity

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 Stability – TBA

  • Interpret basic stability data for the vessel, apply and maintain the stability of the small vessel.
  • Monitor stability with the nature and speed of vessel’s operations or in an emergency situation.
  • Take action where stability factors could exceed safety limits.
  • Take precautions where anticipated weather and sea conditions may affect stability and watertight integrity of the vessel

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RADAR – TBA

Set up radar and other electronic navigational instruments

  • Operate zoom factor appropriately and familiarization with all capabilities and controls
  • Parallel indexing for blind pilotage in fog, radar ranges, radar bearings
  • Radar is initialised and used with correct procedures and manufacturers’ instructions
  • Data on the position of other vessels and fixed objects
  • Interpret data and use to assist navigational decisions, accounting for known limitations and errors associated with the equipment
  • Operational performance and accuracy of the radar is confirmed
  • False echoes are detected and discounted
  • Construct a radar plot on a plotting sheet using systematic radar observations
  • Interpret and analyse plot to make an informed decision on action for collision avoidance
  • Radar data is used to obtain a position fix for the vessel using electronic bearing lines and variable range markers
  • Radar bearings are corrected for vessel’s heading and compass error
  • Maintain navigational records

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RADIO AND COMMUNICATION – TBA

Radio License

  • Radio equipment is operated to transmit and receive various types of signal as per manufacturer’s instructions, established radio operation procedures and regulatory requirements (including DSC).
  • Operate VHF and HF radio equipment to transmit and receive messages.
  • OH&S procedures and hazard control strategies are applied when operating radio equipment.
  • Routine maintenance checks are carried out.
  • Performance and faults are correctly identified and investigated.
  • Appropriate Search and Rescue radio procedures.
  • Routine checks are carried out on emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) and search and rescue transmitters (SARTs) to confirm their operational capability.
  • Emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) and search and rescue transmitters (SARTs) are deployed as required in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and established search and rescue procedures.

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CELESTIAL NAVIGATION (2020)

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