Pillars of Sailing

Explore the fundamental principles and skills that form the core of sailing, including sail handling, wind dynamics, and navigation techniques.
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Embark on a journey with these courses on celestial navigation for mariners. This comprehensive program is thoughtfully divided into three progressive courses: Getting Started in Celestial Navigation, Going Further in Celestial Navigation, and Advanced Concepts in Celestial Navigation. A fourth program, Celestial Navigation - Latitiude by Polaris is also included. Delve into the mysteries of the stars, planets, and the moon, and learn how to use celestial bodies for navigation. With various engaging videos, you'll gain practical skills to confidently navigate using the night sky. Start your celestial adventure today and master the art of navigating by the stars!

2 hours and 59 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
13 minutes
Avg. rating 4.5

This course will introduce and explain the lights, shapes, and sound signals prescribed under the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea (Rules of the Road).

Navigation
20 minutes
Avg. rating 4.8

This course will introduce, explain and then teach you how to begin learning the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea (Rules of the Road).

Navigation
2 hours and 47 minutes
Avg. rating 4.5

This course will cover Part C of the Collision Regulations as per the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREGs) and additionally, it will also cover COLREGS from a USCG (US Coast Guard) perspective.

Navigation
44 minutes
Avg. rating 4.7

This course will introduce and explain Rule 15 of the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea (Rules of the Road).

Navigation
7 minutes
Avg. rating 4.7

This course will cover Part B of the Collision Regulations as per the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREGs) and additionally, it will also cover COLREGS from a USCG (US Coast Guard) perspective.

Navigation
52 minutes
Avg. rating 4.7

This course shows how to depart from docks or slips using boat engine shifts, throttles and steering. While considering wind & current, adequately managing lines and maintaining a proper lookout throughout all activities.

Navigation
36 minutes
Avg. rating 4.7

This course explains how to correctly plot a course on the nautical chart, allowing for the wind effect and the set and drift of the current.

Navigation
12 minutes
Avg. rating 4.8

This course shows how to prepare boats for arrival at their destinations by readying lines, equipment and passengers or crew for the intended arrival manoeuvres. Bringing boats to predetermined points by using a stopping procedure – giving consideration to wind, current and boat traffic. Securing boats to a dock or slip or mooring or shoreline, all by using appropriate lines and knots.

Navigation
33 minutes
Avg. rating 5.0

This course shows how to choose the most appropriate life jacket for your boat and activity; how to schedule a courtesy VSC; how to plan ahead by obtaining and being able to share weather conditions and forecasts; how to inspect boat systems and safety equipment by completing a pre-departure checklist; how to board boats safely by using three points of contact as well as distributing passengers and gear while maintaining stability.

Navigation
42 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

Introductory course on the scientific program of The Ocean Race Science program during the European tour. We better understand what the vital parameters of our oceans are, why it is important to monitor them and how these data were recorded by boats around the world.

Environment and Sustainability
22 minutes
Avg. rating 4.7