Navigator Courses (Online) 

Overview

The role of the navigator today is vastly different to years past and mainly because of the availability of modern technologies such as weather information, better instruments, and electronic charting, etc. The practical navigator course explores these technologies in relation to both time proven navigational practices and the demands of the modern skipper for more detailed information

Both the Fundamental and Intermediate courses run online with 2 hourly sessions over multiple nights.  Your experience ORCV Skippers and Navigators will lead you on the background and theory using interactive and practical examples.

Once you've mastered the first two courses with on water experience, join Will Oxley for his Masterclass.  Will is an experienced navigator with a demonstrated history of success in Grand Prix yacht racing. Skilled in sailing, navigation, data analysis, weather routing, coaching/training and has authored two books on navigation.

These courses are suited to Ocean Races, Cruisers, Motor Boats, Skippers and Crew.

Will Oxley Photo Amory Ross

Will Oxley Photo Credit Amory Ross

 

Course Content

 
Fundamental Course Includes
  • Understanding the basics of Navigation 
  • Where am I? 
  • Communicating a position 
  • Planning a passage 
  • Recognizing risks 

Pre-requisites:

  • Knowledge of how to use your own boat software. 
  • It would be good to be competent in Navionics or similar software. 

Fundamental Course Dates: over 2 nights 21st & 23rd July 2020 and Q&A 30th July, 7-9 pm both nights.

Book for the Fundamental Course here (via the secure services of TryBooking)

Cost:  ORCV Members $84.15 and Non-Members $99.00 (plus 50c booking fee)

 
Intermediate Course Incluses
  • Race/passage planning 
  • Communications – crew, race control 
  • Boat data / instruments 
  • Tides & currents 
  • Record keeping 

Pre-requisites:

  • Knowledge of how to use your own boat software. 
  • It would be good to be competent in Navionics or similar software. 
  • Understanding of the basics of navigation

Intermediate Course Dates:  over 3 nights, 13th, 18th and 20th August 2020 plus Q&A 25th August, 7-9 pm each night.

Book for the Intermediate Course here (via the secure services of TryBooking)

Cost:  ORCV Members $149 and Non-Members $126.65 (plus 50c booking fee)

 
Advanced  (Masterclass with Will Oxley) Includes
  • Race Planning 
  • Tactical Boat Positioning 
  • Evaluating GRIB data 
  • What if’s 
  • Communication 

Pre-requisites for the Masterclass with Will Oxley include,  

  • experience offshore navigation experience,  
  • detailed knowledge and understanding of using Expedition Software,  
  • Understanding also of tactical skills 

 

Course Dates:  8th & 10th September 2020 6.30 to 9.30pm  plus Q&A on 15th September 7 - 9pm (8 hours)

Book for the Masterclass Course here (via the secure services of TryBooking)

Cost:  $399 includes 8 hours masterclass with Will Oxley (ORCV members $339.15)