Being able to correctly calculate the tide is a critical skill for any skipper / crew – this Virtual Training session takes you through the process of selecting the right standard port tide table in the almanac, interpreting the HW/LW data, drawing your tidal sawtooth diagram, calculating the correct hour to use for your tidal vector and interpreting the tidal diamond/atlas.
Navigation Skills are critical for any type of boating whether you rare using an electronic plotter or traditional charts – ideally both! Our range of navigation tips have been sourced and/or developed by our expert instructors to offer some great bite size help and guidance. Knowing the difference […]
Getting to grips with basic marine navigation skills is a critical skill for any skipper / crew – this Virtual Training session takes you through a quick revision of DR/EPs & converting Compass to Magnetic to True bearings. The session focuses on constructing a Course To Steer taking into account leeway and uses practical exercises using the RYA Training Chart plotter.
Getting to grips with basic marine navigation skills is a critical skill for any skipper / crew – this Virtual Training session takes you through navigation symbols, converting Compass to Magnetic to True bearings, Dead reckoning navigation and estimating your position. The session also looks at projecting an estimated position and uses practical exercises using the RYA Training Chart plotter.
A fantastic example of the importance of having an Emergency Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) on board if you are travelling offshore – coupled with an AIS signal this lucky yachtsman was rescued after a brilliant response from various international and military rescue agencies.
From Digital radar giving a more digitizes picture to the advances in Broadband radar using solid state technology with zero rad-haz and instant on – here’s our guidance on the different systems and technologies.
Do you know how to interrogate your RADAR and AIS systems to give you a more informed picture of what is around you? See our Training Tips video for more.
There are many limitations of your radar set – the most important being YOU the operator. However one key limitations is that your RADAR can NOT see around corners or through large/reflective objects – see our short Training Tips video for more details.
Wikipedia Definition: Marine radars are X band or S band radars on ships, used to detect other ships and land obstacles, to provide bearing and distance for collision avoidance and navigation at sea. They are electronic navigation instruments that use a rotating antenna to sweep a narrow beam of microwaves around the water surface surrounding the ship to the horizon, detecting targets by microwaves […]
Get to grips with Air Masses and Weather fronts to understand more about our weather.