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Navigation Skills – Course To Steer

June 11 @ 19:00 19:45 BST

Correctly being able to calculate a reliable course to steer taking into account tide and wind will get you directly to your destination – but how easy it it to do???

This session aims to get you understanding the principal of the course to steer, how to correctly draw one on a chart, calculating the correct tidal vector, the one in sixty rule, applying leeway and working out what Compass CTS to steer you should shout up to the helmsman to steer!

Our 45 minute FREE online training session aims to give you an Introduction or Revision to the following session content:

  • Quick revision of DRs and EPs
  • Converting Compass Bearings to Magnetic Bearing and True Bearings
  • Plotting a Course to Steer
  • Calculating an Estimated Time of Arrival
  • Estimating and Applying Leeway to an EP

If you want to find out more on how to expand your knowledge into Estimated Positions and Dead Reckoning Navigation then don’t forget to join us for our Tuesday session – Navigation Skills – Dead Reckoning & Estimated Positions



19:00 – 19:45 BST
Event Category:


Compass Sea School

Session Recording and Content

The Virtual Training session was recorded and can be seen HERE