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Relaxed bespoke Training for YOUR kind of Boating on YOUR Boat.


Taking the Mystery out of Navigation & Pilotage Skills

At first glance Navigation and Pilotage can look to be an impenetrable web of jargon, smoke and mirrors.  Trust me on this - it is not!   

Based on a very practical approach we cover all the necessary skills to produce safe and achievable Passage Plans - optimised around Motor Craft and coastal passages. We do not cover Sailing round the World or crossing Oceans!

We will cover:





Tide Heights and Tidal Streams


Course to Steer


Collision Regulations


During the Course you will prepare a complete Passage Plan - based on an area where you do not usually go boating (so you cannot just apply local knowledge!)

You can then produce a Passage Plan to cover a cruise you would like to make: perhaps on your own boat, or we can assist with finding a suitable craft available for charter.

We provide everything needed for the Course - which is not a Certificated RYA Course.

We always do our best to make our Courses fun, after all most people go afloat to relax!

At the end of a Course we hope you can say that  - 1. I enjoyed it and 2. I learnt what I needed.

All the following comments are from our clients:

Comprehensive and delivered in a most friendly and professional manner. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this training school.The fact that you tailored the course to suit my specific needs was much appreciated.

“The Course was presented in a structured manner. The best training is when you learn without realising and this is precisely what happened during the weekend.”

Well worth doing. Met all expectations and increased my confidence. Instructor got the balance absolutely right and was a pleasure to work with, Thank You.

Excellent - even after 20 years boating I learnt a lot!