Practical Navigation and Boat-Handling Course The Canaries

18 - 24.9 2023 — 1550€

This course takes you far away from the usual classroom environment, to a place where live decisions matter and mistakes have consequences. Training live is crucial for understanding the far leap between a simulated to an actual situation and all curved balls that it may bring about. Our aim is to teach you to prepare and implement measures for longer voyages at sea. Instead of ticking off all the regulation sheet boxes we want to highlight the actual process and practical aspects of creating your safety arrangements. Safety is understanding and implementing.

This course will is organised in the Canaries. We will visit some of the different islands and our aim is to also have the time to explore when not out training. Our aim is to create a relaxed and inspirational atmosphere onboard with space for socialising and discussions.

The course will have Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as base. We will leave and return to Marina de Muelle Deportivo (Las Palmas).

The main content of the course:
  • Night watch skills
  • Use of radar, AIS, EPIRB and VHF
  • Man Over Board (MOB) training
  • Use of life raft – launch, storage and grab bag
  • Establishing a functioning watch rota and routines
  • Personal safety and consciousness of environment
  • Attitudes, policies, tradition and other perceptions
  • How to approach and enter a commercial harbour at night


We take 8 trainees for this event

Price PP 1550€ – the fee includes full board when at sea + all personal safety gear+ foul weather gear (also PLB:s). When we are parked up we eat dinners out.

We offer a 25% discount for students and youth under 26 years old

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    We offer a special discount of 25% to all under 26 participating in this course.