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Established 1968

Coastal Navigation Courses

We offer two levels for Coastal Navigation courses:

UNIT 1 - Position and Distance

UNIT 2 - The Nautical Chart

UNIT 3 - The Mariners Compass (part 1)

UNIT 4 - The Mariners Compass (part 2)

UNIT 5 - Planning a Cruise

UNIT 6 - Estimating the boat's position

UNIT 7 - Finding the boat's position

UNIT 8 - Tides and Currents

UNIT 9 - Navigating near Dangers

UNIT 10 - Aids to Navigation

UNIT 11 - Buoyage Systems

UNIT 12 - A three day cruise in British Columbia waters (comfort of your home)

How do I register? Fill out our Registration Form

What clients have said...

"I have just completed the Celestial course (HO 249 method) and found it to be excellent and completely practical as to content. I appreciated the timely response to my correspondence work and the helpful support and guidance necessary to become proficient in Celestial navigation. I highly recommend this school's Celestial course."

- Campbell Ross

Grand Prairie, AB

"Having recently returned to my first professional interest in life, the sea, I have been busy refreshing, retrieving and amplifying knowledge and qualifications acquired over four decades ago. Mr. Hudson's Coastal and Celestial Navigation courses have made the process highly interesting, thorough and very satisfying."

- Victor Garand

Edmonton, AB

Frequently Asked Questions

What Materials are Supplied?

  • Test Materials
  • Celestial Plotting Sheets and Sight Table extracts
  • Catalogue of Charts & Boating Safety Guide
  • Tide Table extracts
  • Navigational Aids Template
  • Navigation Charts, two Full size up to date Coloured; One Canadian, One American

Why should I take this course?

Cruise with the skills of a professional, ensure your voyages are a complete success. Prepare for Certification with:
  • Sailing Associations
  • Power Squadrons
  • Coast Guard
  • Transport Canada, Marine Safety Certification

I’m really busy, is this course right for me?

  • Unlike a course requiring personal attendance at specific times each week, you are not tied to a regular schedule.
  • You control when, where, and how long you will study, how speedily you will complete.