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Navigation Skills – Dead Reckoning and Estimating Position

June 9 @ 19:00 19:45 BST

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 aims to get you understanding how bearings taken on board using a boat compass or a hand held compass can be translated correctly onto a chart into a true bearing, the difference between water track and ground track, how to apply a tidal vector, correct labelling of lines and points and ultimately how to create an Estimated Position taking into account leeway.

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

  • Quick revision of Position Fixing
  • Converting Compass Bearings to Magnetic Bearing and True Bearings
  • Plotting Dead Reckoning
  • Plotting and Estimated Position
  • Estimating and Applying Leeway to an EP

If you want to find out more on how to expand your knowledge into Plotting a Course to Steer then don’t forget to join us for our Thursday session – Navigation Skills – Course to Steer



19:00 – 19:45 BST
Event Category:


Compass Sea School