Virtual Training Sessions

During this challenging time we are unable to conduct face to face training courses so we are offering a range of Virtual Training sessions open to all our students and followers.

WHEN:

Free Sessions (45 mins) will usually run each Tuesday and Thursday evening starting at 1900 BST and offer a brief introduction to a range of subjects.

Paid Workshops (3 hours) will usually run Saturday/Sunday mornings starting at 0930 and offer a more in-depth and interactive session alongside relevant course support materials.

We will be posting details of the sessions below and on our social media channels – we would love you to join us if you can to keep your boating knowledge ticking over until we can be back up and running with our regular classes.

We would love you to join us – Kind regards the Compass Sea School Team

UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no upcoming events at this time

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Passage Planning and Pilotage Workshop (Virtual Training)

Passage planning is requirement for all skippers and is also known as Voyage Planning. This covers everything from leaving the dock, en-route and entering your destination as well as covering any refuge ports along the way. So think of your passage plan as "Berth to Berth"
There are obligations under international law for a vessel's skipper/captain to compile a passage/voyage plan - how much detail you put into it depends very much on you!

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£50

Introduction to Pilotage

Pilotage is being able to navigate safely into and out of a harbour/anchorage/port knowing where you are at all times, where your hazards are and a safe route in/out. This is particularly useful if you are heading into somewhere new or a challenging/busy area - or both!
Knowledge and experience of some simple pilotage techniques could open up where you can go boating.

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Free

Weather Workshop (Virtual Training)

At the core off all we do as sailors is one thing – weather. It’s is our engine, our bliss or our most frightening adversary.

Because of this, we need to know more about it than the average Joe. The subject of weather is vast and can be complicated, but let’s start with the basic ideas surrounding weather.

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£50

Introduction to Passage Planning

Passage planning is requirement for all skippers and is also known as Voyage Planning. This covers everything from leaving the dock, en-route and entering your destination as well as covering any refuge ports along the way. So think of your passage plan as "Berth to Berth"
There are obligations under international law for a vessel's skipper/captain to compile a passage/voyage plan - how much detail you put into it depends very much on you!

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Free

No Event Scheduled

We are taking a Lockdown2 break but will be back on Thursday. In the meantime you can check out our previous session on our YouTube Channel Playlist - Training Tips. Just click on the image below:

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Free

Weather Fronts, Pressure Systems and Synoptic Charts (Weather Week 2)

Get to grips with Weather Fronts, Pressure Systems (High and Low pressure) and how to interpret a Synoptic Chart. This is the second in our FREE online weather series.

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Free

Introduction to Meteorology (Weather Week 1)

Get to grips with what weather is, sources of weather, cloud types and some basic terms. Do you know your Cumulus from your nimbus??

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Free

RADAR Workshop (Virtual Training)

A half day workshop introducing some simple radar theory, different types of small boat radars, simple radar set up and demonstrations on our radar simulator.

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£60

Light Characteristics

Get to grips with the multitude of light characteristics used for major lights & buoys. Do you know your Occulting from your Isophase or your group flashing from your interrupted quick flashing? How do you use them for navigation and how can you spot them from your vessel?

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Free

Introduction to Radar

An introduction to how your RADAR works, a quick setup guide and most importantly the limitations of your RADAR set!

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Free