Nautical terms: Parts of a boat and hull. General nautical terminology.
Ropework: Knowledge of the properties of synthetic ropes in common use.
Anchorwork: Characteristics of different types of anchor. Consideration to be taken into account when anchoring.
Marine environment: Responsibility for avoiding pollution and protection the marine environment.
International regulations for preventing collisions at sea: Steering and sailing rules. General rules and all other rules.
Navigation in restricted visibility: Precautions to be taken in, and limitations imposed by, fog.
Safety: Knowledge of the safety equipment to be carried, its stowage and use. Fire precautions and fire fighting. Use of personal safety equipment, harnesses and lifejackets. Ability to send a distress signal by VHF radiotelephone. Basic knowledge of rescue procedures including helicopter rescue.
Meteorology: Sources of broadcast meteorological information. Knowledge of terms used in shipping forecasts, including the Beaufort scale, and their significance to small craft. Basic knowledge of highs, lows and fronts.
Dates: Monday Nights* 25th March, 2nd* (Tuesday), 8th, 15th, 22nd April
Cost: $275.00 Members $330.00 Non-Members
Navigational Drawing instruments: Use of parallel rulers, divides and proprietary plotting instruments
Navigational charts and publications: information shown on charts, chart symbols and representation of direction and distance. Navigation publications in common use. Chart correction.
Visual aids to navigation: Lighthouses and beacons, light characteristics.
Definition of position, course and speed: Latitude and longitude. Knowledge of standard navigation terms. True bearings and course. The knot.
Chart Work: Dead reckoning and estimated position including an awareness of leeway. Techniques of visual fixing. Satelight-derived positions. Use of waypoints to fix position. Course to steer.
Compass: Application and variation. Awareness of deviation and its cause. Use of hand-bearing compass.
Tides and tidal streams: Tidal definitions, levels and datum. Tide tables. Use of Admiralty method of determining tidal hight at standard port and awareness of corrections for secondary ports. Use of tidal diamonds and tidal stream atlases for chart work.
Passage planning: Preparation of navigational plan for short coastal passages. Meteorological considerations in planing short coastal passages. Use of waypoints on passage. Importance of confirmation of position by an independent source. Keeping a navigational record.
Pilotage: Use of transits, leading lines and clearing lines. IALA system of buoyage. Use of sailing directions. Pilotage plans and harbour entry.
Dates: Starts in 2013 New Dates Soon!
Cost: $465.00 Members $550.00 Non-Members
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