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Red Ensign Basic Navigation and Chartwork

There are no scheduled upcoming dates for this course.

If you would like to be alerted as to when the next course date is, or would like to set up a custom date for this course, please get in touch using the Course Enquiry Form below.

This course is run on demand, subject to instructor availability, please call 01983 294088 for advice.

This course aims to introduce the novice sailor to the basics of navigation.

Content & Objectives

The course covers the following subjects

  • Tidal Heights & Tidal Streams
  • Course to Steer
  • Estimated Position
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Basic Meteorology
  • Basic Buoyage
  • Lights, Shapes, Sounds
  • Charts, Symbols & Abbreviations (5011)
  • Basic Rules of the Road

Learning Mode

This classroom-based, one day course is taught at the Red Ensign training facility in Cowes.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.


This one day course costs £125 incl VAT.

Course Enquiry Form

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