6. Navigation

Navigation

There is lots to cover in Navigation including:-

  • Charts, navigational publications and sources of navigational information
  • Chartwork including position fixing and shaping course to allow for tidal stream and leeway
  • Tide and tidal stream calculations
  • Buoyage and visual aids to navigation
  • Instruments including compasses, logs, echo sounders, radio navaids and chartwork instruments
  • Passage planning and navigational tactics
  • Pilotage techniques
  • Navigational records
  • Limits of navigational accuracy and margins if safety
  • Lee shore dangers
  • Use of electronic navigation aids for passage planning and passage navigation
  • Use of waypoints and electronic routeing

Videos and Stories

Watch our "Navigation - Outline plans" video and add comments etc.

Navigation - Outline plans

Following on from our previous video, we extract all the relevant information needed to draw up an outline passage plan for leaving Belfast Lough and heading over to Liverpool. Creating an...
Watch our "Plotting our escape" video and add comments etc

Passage planning - Sources

When planning a passage then you need to look at a variety of different sources of information. This allows you to paint a better picture of where you are going and what to expect. Sources of...
Watch our "Buoys" video and add comments etc.

Buoys

One of our subscribers had wanted us to talk about buoys, and we had just found some flip cards on the Lass, left by the previous owner, so we thought that this would we a great topic to talk about....
Watch our 'Rule of Twelves' and add comments etc.

Rule of Twelfths

After spending the night in Howth, we were ready once again to set sail, and this time the wind was in the right direction so that we could anchor in the Skerries. Looking at the passage we decided...
Watch our navigation of the Swellies and add comments etc.

Navigating The Swellies - Menai Strait - North Wales

Beverley was wondering about the passage and worrying about the length of time it would take. So we got the maps out and I saw immediately where she was going wrong. It was the same mistake that I...
Watch our Navigation through the rock channel story and add comments etc.

Navigating Liverpool's Rock Channel to Conwy

Sometimes it can take ages to get stuff sorted. We are still busy working and dealing with customers and other jobs that it just seems like everything is getting in the way. We had invited friends...
Watch our Passage planning and add comments etc.

Passage Planning - Douglas to Whitehaven

Storm Hector had battered Salty Lass during the night, so much so that at one time she was healed over. Beverley commented that she didn't think that it was possible, but it was. It meant for an...
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