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The Gathering at the Bay – Women’s Conference FAQ

FAQ

The organisers of The Gathering are at the critical stage, confirming talks etc. Please look through these FAQ first before emailing with your query. The more questions we stop to answer the longer it will take to confirm the details.

We rely on speakers coming back to us for details and are chasing them up right now. As soon as we have more information, it will be posted here.

In the meantime, please read through these prior to sending an email.

 

How can I book tickets?

https://www.stickytickets.com.au/82874/wwsa_gathering_on_the_bay_2019_women_only.aspx

 

How can I book meal tickets?

https://www.stickytickets.com.au/82875/wwsa_gathering_on_the_bay_dinner.aspx

 

Can I see a program?

Gathering at the Bay - SisterShip

What are the men’s events?

They are almost confirmed, keep checking back here for details.

 

What are the Friday Workshops?

They are almost confirmed, keep checking back here for details.

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Women’s Boating Conference

The Gathering at the Bay 2019

It’s almost here!

The last three years have been wonderful – no, not just wonderful – FANTASTIC!

So many connections, so many friendships, so much learning – come and join us, you will not regret it.

Here’s the preliminary event schedule, but watch this space for more news…

Women's Boating Conference

To purchase tickets, click here.

You won’t find another bargain like this anywhere else – and you will have so much fun!

Lot’s of events for the guys too…  more details to follow.

Dinner for all? Click here.

Please share and help spread the word.

See you there!

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Coastal Navigation Course

Learn Navigation

 

Are you coming to our Coastal Navigation Course for women later this month?

Check out our stylish new SisterShip Navigation Pouches! Available online soon (in our store)! More items coming soon!

Coastal Navigation SisterShip Magazine

Here’s our 2-day course content:

WHERE ON EARTH ARE WE?

What do the Co-ordinates Mean?

Latitude

How are the Angles Measured

Longitude (Meridians)

How are the Angles Measured?

The Great Circle

LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE

Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds – Decimalise Example

DISTANCE

Nautical Mile/One Minute of Latitude

DIRECTION

The Degree

SPEED DISTANCE TIME

Formula and Calculations

Speed, Distance, Time

CHARTS –Purpose

It answers the question, “Where am I?”

Features/Chart Errors

Zone of Confidence (ZOC) Are your chart depths and seafloor features accurate?

Possible errors in depths

Defining Positions

SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS

CHART WORK

Navigation Equipment

PLOTTING BY LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE

How to Plot Your Position

POSITION FIXING BY BEARING AND DISTANCE

BEARINGS/Direction

True Bearings

Finding your Course

Direction and Bearings

Reciprocal Course

THE COMPASS – TRUE TO COMPASS AND COMPASS TO TRUE

True North and Magnetic North

Cardinal points and steering

Points of a compass

True chart work

Variation and Deviation

BEARINGS

Hand-Bearing Compass

THREE BEARING FIX

Cocked Hat

POSITION BY BEARING AND DISTANCE

Relative Bearings

DEDUCED RECKONING (DR) AND ESTIMATED POSITION (EP)

POSITION – ESTIMATED POSITION (EP)

POSITION – RUNNING FIX

DOUBLE THE ANGLE OFF THE BOW

THE TRANSIT BEARING

SET AND DRIFT

LEEWAY

There will be plenty of hands-on practice and some fun. Hope to see you there.

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Pantaenius Interviews Jackie Parry about Coastal Navigation

Pantaenius Yacht Insurance caught up with Jackie Parry, navigation advocate, sitting at a small desk in a building site caravan working frantically on marine navigation, in rural NSW.

Jackie, with her business partner Shelley Wright (founder of Women Who Sail Australia), via SisterShip Magazine, are about to commence Coastal Navigation courses for anyone interested in safe passage making. The first course starts at the end of October at Lake Macquarie and is for women only. However, plans are afoot for more courses to a wider audience.

Why have they undertaken such a huge project? Let’s find out. Click here for full article.

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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 editor@sistershipmagazine.com 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).