Maritime Courses

Coastal Navigation Course

Women’s 2-day Coastal Navigation course with maritime teacher Jackie Parry

Dates: 27th and 28th October, 9.30am – 4pm each day.

Venue: Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Belmont, NSW.

Cost: $285 per person (total for two days- introductory offer): Cost includes – morning tea and lunch each day, 2 books (manual and exercises/answers), and chart (also includes a non-refundable deposit of $85 to cover materials).

Tools: Purchase a complete set of navigation tools for $105 (Portland plotter, brass dividers, pencil compass, pencils, eraser, sharpener), all in one handy, protective, custom-made, (and smart) pouch! (If you prefer to bring your own tools, please ensure you have soft pencils and soft erasers or your charts will become damaged).

Bring along your own calculator.

Course content: The degree, latitude and longitude, where on Earth are we?, distance, direction, speed/distance/time, charts, symbols and abbreviations, chart work, plotting, position fixing by bearing and distance, bearings, compass to true, true to compass, variation, deviation, three bearing fix, hand bearings, DR, estimated position, set and drift (dependent on time). Exercises/practices throughout both days. Step by step manual and exercise book to enable work to continue at home easily.

Coastal navigation manual and exercises

Optional dinner: Sat 27th 6pm at LMYC. Pay as you go at the bistro but numbers needed so please indicate if attending. Male partners/friends welcome at the dinner.

To book course and dinner via email to indicating:

  • 2- day course ($285 including $85 deposit)*
  • Navigation tool/pouch ($105 including a $20 deposit)*
  • Dinner (name on list).

And we’ll send you an invoice and confirmation of dinner. (Please indicate also, if you will be paying via direct bank transfer (no fee), or via PayPal or credit card – (PayPal and credit card payments incur a 3% administration fee). We will then invoice you the correct amount with details to make your payment).

  • *Full payment required at the time of booking your place – course costs refundable up until 18th October if your circumstances change. Deposit is non-refundable.

What to bring: Don’t forget the calculator, but also a few extra $s as there are lots of goodies for sale over the two days – and bring an open mind and lots of questions!

Course numbers are limited so it is essential to book (you are not booked until the payment is received).

Pantaenius Yacht Insurance

Sponsored by SisterShip Magazine, Pantaenius Marine Insurance and Lake Macquarie Yacht Club

Jackie Parry’s qualifications: Cert Master 5, Cert Master 4, MED3, Commercial Skipper/Professional Mariner, Marine Rescue Skipper, TAFE Maritime Teacher and Instructor of Professional Level Courses for several years. Cert 4 Trainer, Recreational Sailor (ocean sailing, inland waterways, sailboats, and motorboats), Author of Practical Maritime Book/Pilot Books/Articles/Memoirs, Speaker at Nautical Events, Encourager. Teaching experience: TAFE, English in Peru, horse-riding/management, writing.

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Note: In case of cancellation of a booking prior to course, the attendee has the option of having the materials posted to them (at their cost).

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