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.
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
There are no upcoming events at this time
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.Find out more »
Whether you are calculating an Estimated Position, a Course to Steer or a running fix you need to be able to calculate the correct hour of tide to apply. Being able to correctly find the standard port and adjust for daylight saving and any time zone is an essential navigational skill!
Chartwork can seem to be an incredibly daunting activity - there are so many different terms, lines, shapes and almost every skipper does it slightly differently!
This session introduces Dead Reckoning and Estimated Position.
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!
If you operate a VHF Radio afloat you are legally required to hold a VHF Licence - this session explores how to make emergency calls using both your Digital Selective Calling (DSC) functions and your voice calls.
Whether you have broken down and need a tow, require medical advice or have a serious incident on board and need to call a MAYDAY knowing the right message to send could save you valuable time and get you the necessary help a little bit quicker!Find out more »