Contact Us: (250) 702-3014
Established 1968

Frequently Asked Questions

Who teaches the courses?

Barrie Hudson is the owner and Chief Instructor of International Navigation School. He is a Master Mariner and Nautical Educator, with more than 30 years of teaching experience. He has taught hundreds of professional mariners qualifying as Masters and Mates and non-professional mariners. He networks actively to keep up to date with the latest advances in nautical training.

Why Take the Course?

What's covered in your Coastal & Celestial / Astro Courses:

Certificate of Graduation:

What Materials are Supplied?

I am really busy, is this course 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, ( up to six months to complete).

Do you offer any refresher courses?

The School Offers Short refresher Courses on request:

How much will it cost?

Please refer to the relevant registration form. One-day seminars available (pricing dependent upon location.) Please contact us for more details.

How do I enroll?

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.