Why do a course?

What's the point of a course when you can learn as you go and find information online? A similar question was asked in a forum recently, which got me thinking. In Australia, you can set off in your own boat (non-commercial) without any license or qualification at all (over a certain speed you do need … Continue reading Why do a course?

Double the Angle off your Bow

Finding your position with double the angle off the bow This calculation takes advantage of the properties of an isosceles triangle. An isosceles triangle has two sides of equal length and consequently, it has two internal angles that are also equal. This rule is used when the second bearing between the bow of your boat … Continue reading Double the Angle off your Bow

How are Latitude Angles Measured?

Latitude is measured by the angle at the Earth’s centre between the place in question and the equator. This image shows: The equator is at 0° The latitude of the North Pole is 90°N The latitude of the South Pole is 90°S The latitude of every point between must be either: Measured in degrees north … Continue reading How are Latitude Angles Measured?

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 … Continue reading Introduction to Coastal Navigation Course

Subsidised Coastal Navigation Courses

A potential of $200 saving with SisterShip's training! We are thrilled to announce a special collaboration between Pantaenius Sail & Motor Yacht Insurance and SisterShip Training. We are both focused on reducing marine incidents and helping cruisers be safer on the water so we've partnered to bring you great value and NO EXCUSE for not … Continue reading Subsidised Coastal Navigation Courses