As a CPS-ECP Boating Course graduate, you expect more from your boating experiences. You plan next year’s season to be better than ever. Our advanced level courses further your pleasure by strengthening your boating skills.

The Seamanship Course extends the navigation and vessel-handling techniques introduced in the Boating Course. The course presents the three aspects of piloting. 1. Navigation and Plotting Skills: interpretation of charts and chart symbols; the DR plot; bearings; Fixes and running Fixes; determination of course to steer in a current, and determining distance off. 2. Seamanship Skills: understanding the hazards of weather, wind, waves, currents, tides and tidal currents, and how to deal with them. 3. Boat Capabilities and Performance: hull speed, stability, rudders and propellers.

Indulge yourself. Sign up for the Seamanship Course today. 


  • Dead Reckoning and the Log

  • Marlinespike Seamanship

  • The Magnetic Compass

  • Fixed Aids to Navigation

  • Floating Aids to Navigation

  • Bearings and Fixes

  • Relative Bearings

  • Distance of an Object by Two Relative Bearings

  • Weather

  • Wind, Waves and Current

  • Seamanship Skills for Adverse Weather

  • Anchors and Anchoring

  • Tides

  • Tidal Currents

  • Navigating in a Current

  • Buoyancy and Stability

  • Hull Construction and Shape

  • Hull Performance

  • Propellers and Propeller Action

  • Rudders and Steering

  • Mechanisms

  • Emergencies

  • Preparedness and Enjoyment

  • Introduction to Electronic

  • Navigation

  • Manners and Customs

For information on upcoming courses, contact our Training Officer

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