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Embark on a journey into essential navigational technology with this specialised learning path for smaller boats. Covering GPS, echo sounders, PC-based systems for pleasure yachts, radar systems, and satellite systems with internet options onboard, each course provides foundational knowledge and practical insights into modern navigation tools. Perfect for pleasure yacht enthusiasts and maritime professionals seeking to enhance their understanding and proficiency in utilising navigational technology for safe and efficient voyages.

3 hours and 16 minutes

This course explores the technicalities of how Marine GPS units can calculate position wherever you are in the world. In this course, GPS means the system developed by the USA called NAVSTAR GPS. Other Global Satellite Navigation Systems are available.

Electronics
22 minutes
Avg. rating 4.5

The aim of this course is not to make you an expert in the use of VHF or to substitute for an approved operator course. The aim of this course is to give you the knowledge and confidence to use a VHF radio in an emergency.

In this course, we look at the parts of a VHF radio and cover the basics of making an emergency broadcast.

Communications
21 minutes
Avg. rating 4.7

This course gives a full overview of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) work and of NMEA 0183 networks & protocols. This course is also the first module of the Actisense Accredited Installer course.

Electronics
18 minutes
Avg. rating 4.4

This course gives a full overview of NMEA 2000 networks & protocols. It is also the second module of the Actisense Accredited Installer course.

Electronics
26 minutes
Avg. rating 4.2

Learn all the basics about solar panel technology, components and applications. Solar Panels are used more and more aboard yachts and the technology is evolving, quickly increasing power and efficiency.
Both for racing and cruising, this technology can help make life better onboard, it is important to know as much as possible to make the right choice when you buy the system or when you sail on a boat with a system already installed.

Electronics
18 minutes
Avg. rating 4.4

A short course on how to use basic numbers in sailing and racing.

Electronics
1 hour and 41 minutes
Avg. rating 5.0

An introduction to the calibration of electronic equipment, especially useful for leisure sailing yachts but also useful for leisure motor yachts.

Electronics
1 hour and 48 minutes
Avg. rating 3.0

This course introduces PC-based solutions as a more customizable alternative to a regular setup. The course includes a setup example with the software MaxSea TimeZero.

Electronics
49 minutes
Avg. rating 5.0

This course is an introduction to different kinds of radar systems. The course covers pulse radar vs broadband radar. It includes installation, how to use it, placement of the antenna, and a video demonstration.

Electronics
35 minutes
Avg. rating 4.4

This course is an introduction to satellite-based communication systems. The course covers satellite systems, including coverage, speed, price, and usage. It also introduces the possibility of having an internet connection on board while at sea.

Electronics
1 hour and 33 minutes
Avg. rating 4.0

In this course, you will learn the basics and understand the technologies on board modern sailing yachts.

Electronics
2 hours and 12 minutes
Avg. rating 4.0