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Keeping your essential navigation skills in check can often be a challenge for many people, especially if you are regularly on the water in an area you are already familiar with

Our training tip this week is to take your boat to a location you are unfamiliar with and then use your skills and equipment to identify where you are on the chart. If you choose to navigate an area you know very well, try the exercise at night!

This exercise is very useful if you plan to take your boat on a passage to somewhere you haven't been before. Not only does it push you to practice your navigation knowledge and skills, but it also provides an opportunity to experience using the equipment that you will be using when on coastal or offshore passages.

Watch the video below, ask us if you have any questions, and let us know if you try it!

Philip's love of boating had taken him all over the world, and he had owned his boats for many years before enrolling in our courses. He could see the benefit of learning navigation and passage planning to make the most of the instrumentation he had on his boat and to help build the skills to explore more destinations. 
"I have done a lot of boating in my life in various countries. Neil put this experience into a coherent framework with a disciplined approach to trip planning and anticipation increasing my confidence and competence. I cannot recommend him too highly to anyone who really wants to learn full on salt-water navigation."
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Philip Grove
Our RYA Day Skipper Shorebased  Course is the perfect way to advance your passage planning skills with practical case studies in an easy to understand and enjoyable online format.
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