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Essential Navigation & Seamanship

Essential Navigation and SeamanshipThe course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new, inexperienced or rusty skippers and crew.

This course is for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving. It's also the perfect stepping stone to the more in-depth Day Skipper shorebased course or our on-the-water courses such as the Powerboat Level 1 & 2, Start Sailing or Day Skipper courses.

This is a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice.

In the classroom, the course is taught over 16 hours with exercises to complete along the way. It can be covered as a series of short sessions or over two full days.

Course topics include:
- charts and publications
- safety
- engine checks
- buoyage
- tidal awareness
- visual and electronic navigation
- pilotage
- rules of the road
- anchoring
- weather forecasts
- passage planning

Price per person - 300 €


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Power Boat

Learn close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations.

Navigation and Seamanship Theory

A series or shorebased courses to complement our training on the water.

Tel: (+351) 282 792 681  ·  Fax: (+351) 282 792 682  ·  e-mail: info@southwestcharters.com  ·  skype: southwest.charters  · Licença de Operador Marítimo - Turistico nº163/2010