ESSENTIAL NAVIGATION AND SEAMANSHIP

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

1. Charts, Publications and Terms

  • Basic terms

  • Chart overview

  • Introduction to chart datum and depths

 

2. Buoyage

  • Lateral buoys

  • Cardinal buoys

  • Where to find information

 

3. Navigation

  • Plotting a position

  • Measuring distance and bearing

  • Position fix

  • Heading

 

4. Safety

  • Personal and boat safety equipment

  • Safety procedures and briefing

  • Communications

  • Engines Checks

  • Rescue procedures

 

5. Anchoring

  • Where to anchor

  • How to anchor

 

6. Tides

  • Tidal streams

  • Tidal heights

 

7. Electronic Navigation

  • GPS terms

  • GPS use

  • Using waypoints

 

8. Rules of the Road

  • Risk of collision

  • Who gives way

 

9. Weather Forecasts

  • Sources of forecast

  • Terms used in forecast

 

10. Pilotage

  • Harbour information

  • Transits

  • Pilotage plan

 

11. Passage Planning

  • SOLAS V requirements

  • Pre-planning

  • Chart choice

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