Chart work & Navigation Tutorials

What is a Pilotage Plan? How to create a Pilotage Plan. Considerations when creating a pilotage plan.
Taking bearings on a nautical chart using a portland plotter or bretton plotter. Calculating Variation & Compass Deviation. How to apply Variation? What is Variation? What is compass Deviation? What is a True Bearing?

How to measure distance on a nautical chart? How to calculate time to travel on a nautical chart?
How to calculate time to travel on a boat using a nautical chart? DST

An Introduction to Nautical Charts. Focusing on colours, features, depths, important symbols including buoyage and hazards
A free tutorial on Buoyage. Learn about marine buoyage systems. Cardinal buoys, Lateral buoys, Danger marks and more :)

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