ClickCease Introductory Navigation

Introductory Skipper and Navigation Training.

Introductory Navigation

The perfect course to introduce you to helming your own charter yacht in the Whitsundays, Asia, and the South Pacific.

$70 AUD inc. GST
  • - Special Introductory Price

  • - Online e-learning Course

  • - No prior experience required

  • - Download all materials so that you can start straight away.

  • - Online Chart and manual Plotter

  • - Electronic Chart Plotter and VHF Radio Simulator.

  • - Use your certificate to upgrade to Day Skipper by our unique upgrade program


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    All your training materials for this course are available online. You can access them as you need to from any page in the course.

    We have the only web based tidal curve graphing tool that allows you to create tidal plots directely on your screen. You can see how you did it and how we did it.

    The Course Covers:


  • The Basic Components of a Yacht and the points of sail

  • Navigation Fundamentals
  • Basics of Chartwork - Find your position without a GPS
  • GPS Fundamentals and Using a Chart Plotter
  • Tidal Height Calculations

  • Safety Equipment - What you need and how to use it
  • Basics of a Helicopter Rescue

  • Collison Regulations - The International Rules of the Road

  • Weather Systems including Tropical Cyclones.

  • Berthing and Man Overboard Skills
  • Are you thinking of chartering a yacht and going on a holiday? In Australia, all states have enacted a form of a Recreational Skippers Licence, however many charter companies do not consider this adequate to take a yacht by your self! We consider the coverage of training defined by the various Transport Departments to be inadequate for most skippers and certainly not suitable if you want to skipper a larger power or sail yacht. This course addresses those gaps in a fun and affordable way and many will choose to further their knowledge with a Day Skipper Level Qualification. It is great for new skippers, new crews, those who have just bought their first big boat or those wanting to hire one and the skills are suitable for both power and sail.

    This course will introduce you to not having to rely on a GPS. You will be introduced to the skills that will get you in and out of port, and basic navigation without relying on the modern world of GPS.

    • There has become a modern acceptance to use GPS for navigation, but do you know how to tell if the charts are current?
    • Did you know that the GPS system is degrading and has resulted in more frequent drop outs of signal?
    • Did you know a basic recreational GPS does not substitute the need to have charts and know how to use them?

    Unique to our online introductory course is that it uses actual 2021 tidal data from Queensland in our syllabus, we give guidance on weather patterns specific to Australia based on the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reports. We are the only providers that have adapted their industry leading RYA trianing syllabus to create an introductory course specific for those cruising in Australia New Zealand, and South East Asia. It captures our industry leading training practices that have evolved for over 15 years and creates a whole new interactive learning environment. You can go straight from our course to Airlie Beach and you will already feel like part are familiar to you.

    This course is a great first step and automatically counts towards your future education. As soon as you start, you are on your way to being safer and more competent on the water. Graaduate of the basic navigaton training will be able to enroll in our upgrade to day skipper course. This upgrade option is available only to those who have certificates of either the RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship, or the NAVatHOME Introductory Navigation course.


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    The School Principal is an RYA Yachtmaster instructor and has a Master Class 5 for power and sail.
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