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Event date Fri, Sep 20 2024 - Sun, Sep 22 2024
Event date Dublin Port
Event date €285

Irish Sailing Coastal Navigation for Small Boats – Dublin

The aim of the Irish Sailing Coastal Navigation course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to safely navigate a boat by day and by night in coastal waters with which they are familiar. This practical course includes lots of hands-on use of chartplotters. Delivered over a weekend (12-16 hours). Fee (including course materials, and ISA cert):    € 285

Who this course is for: Anyone who operates a recreational craft in coastal or inland waterways.

Length of course: This course is usually held over one evening, Friday, (3.5 hrs.), one full day, Saturday, (approx. 8 hrs.) and, depending on the number of students and the rate of progress, Sunday morning as well.

Objective: To learn how to safely navigate a boat by day and by night in coastal waters with which the participant is familiar.

Assessment: There are no exams.  Participants who demonstrate an understanding of the principles taught during the course will receive an Irish Sailing certificate.

Prerequisites: Some previous sailing or boating experience is expected.

Format of the course: Comprehensive course notes are provided in advance.  During the course candidates are led through exercises with paper charts and chartplotters.  There is a strong focus on passage planning.


  • Weather
  • Navigation
  • Passage planning
  • Coastal knowledge
  • Rules of the Road
  • Safety

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