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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

These are now mixed courses – for everyone

Location   :    Port Stephens Yacht Club, Ridgeway Ave,
Soldiers Point, Port Stephens NSW 2315

Date           :    26th/27th October 2019

Time          :    0930 – 1600

Cost           :    $395 p/p – manuals and lunch included

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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

Location   :    Warriewood, Sydney

Date           :    12th/13th October 2019

Time          :    0930 – 1600

Cost           :    From $395 p/p – manuals included

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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

Location   :    Melbourne – call out for a venue!

Date           :    TBA 2019*

Time          :    0930 – 1600 

Cost           :    From $395 p/p – manuals included

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

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. On-going support.

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).


An information pack will be emailed to you prior to your course.

*Minimum numbers required for course to go ahead – this will be confirmed two weeks prior to event. If course is cancelled a full refund will be issued.

*Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance will subsidise a maximum of $100 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, and an A4 Q&A manual as part of the course (included in the cost) for a limited time.

Thank you to our Partners for making this happen:

Pantaenius and SisterShip

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