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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

Currently, SisterShip is running courses for women. But if you’d like mixed courses, or indeed, all-male courses, let us know here.


Location   :   Pambula Beach – call for more details (location changed)

Date           :    1st and 2nd June 2019*

Time          :    0930 – 1600

Cost           :    $395.00 p/p – including charts/manuals


Over $100 worth materials included (chart/books)*

$100 discount if you are insured with Pantaenius Sail & Motor Yacht Insurance*

Book now (1st/2nd June – Merimbula)

NOTE: If you need the navigation pouch/tool kit – this MUST be pre-ordered and mailed, so order in plenty of time. (Details on the booking form (click on “Book Now” above)

Course content: The degree, latitude and longitude, where on Earth are we?, distance, direction, speed/distance/time, charts, symbols and abbreviations, chart work, plotting, position fixing by bearing and distance, bearings, compass to true, true to compass, variation, deviation, three bearing fix, hand bearings, DR, estimated position, set and drift (dependent on time). Exercises/practices throughout both days. Step by step manual and exercise book to enable work to continue at home easily.

Tools: Purchase your own equipment set in a handy kit/pouch here, (or order a kit/pouch when you book (option on booking form) or ensure you bring along: Portland plotter*, brass dividers, pencil compass, soft pencils, eraser, sharpener. Bring your own calculator.

*parallel rules or Portland plotter (the plotter is easier to use).


*Minimum numbers required for course to go ahead – this will be confirmed two weeks prior to event (18th May). If course is cancelled a full refund will be issued. MAXIMUM numbers apply as well – don’t leave it too late.
Please read Disclaimer prior to attending, you will be asked to sign that you have read and agreed prior to course commencement. This is a requirement to attend course. Disclaimer Sign-Off (either bring along or there will be one to sign on the day).

*Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance will subsidise a maximum of $100 per per policy. The two-day Introduction to Coastal Navigation Course via SisterShip or Partnership Training must be completed. The policy number must be provided and validated prior to the discount applying.

*SisterShip Training/Partnership include an A4 instruction manual, an A4 Q&A manual and chart AUS252 as part of the course (included in the cost) for a limited time. The value of these manuals/chart exceed $100.