Category: Training Tips

Tides – Calculating the correct hour

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 Training Tips

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 […]

Course to Steer

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.

Dead Reckoning and Estimated Position

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.

Limitations of Marine Radar (Radar Shadow)

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.

What is Marine Radar?

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 […]