Coastal Navigation for Small Boats

The Coastal Navigation for Small Boats course is a short theory course that is ideal for powerboaters. The course is certified by Irish Sailing (national governing body for sailing and powerboating in Ireland) and will teach you all the fundamental navigational skills needed to safely operate a powerboat on longer trips away from base.

This course satisfies the navigation and theory pre-requisits for the Irish Sailing Intermediate Powerboat Certificate and Irish Sailing Advanced Powerboat Certificate.

What you’ll be able to do

  • Interpret Weather forecasts, source information and plan accordingly
  • Chartwork; identify distances, plot positions, determine course to steer and more
  • Understand how to utilise electronic aids to navigation; GPS, Electronic Chart Plotter and more
  • Calculate tidal heights
  • Identify Buoyage at both day and night
  • Prepare detailed passage plans, using charts, interpreting the effect of tide and weather
  • Understand and comply with IRPCS

The courses run over a series of evenings, usually on Tuesday and Thursday (except where stated) evenings 6.30-9.30pm. 

The course fees are €185, including all course materials.

Our cancellation policy for this course can be viewed here.


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    July 1, 2020

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    June 1, 2020