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Basic Navigation

  • Course ID: N110
  • Discipline: Navigation
  • Level: Basic Navigation

Course provides an introduction and an insight into basic navigation . Recommended to complete beginners as a short introduction to the sport or those who wish to have a basic foundation before embarking on a full navigation course.

Accreditation ISA Coastal Navigation for Small Boats
Boat -
Length of Course 3 evenings or 2 full days
Objective You will understand basic coastal navigation in a way that you can navigate in practice on a small sailing or powerboat.
Location The chartroom at SailCork's base at East Ferry near Cobh. Also in your local club.
Equipment Included Special Exercise pack including Day Skipper Navigation book, practice charts, electronic charts with tutorial and free chart plotting instrument.
What to bring A4 Notebook, pens, 2B pencils, eraser, sharpener. SailCork stocks all relevent pilot books.
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Testimonial

Day sail on HG for Ocean To City and Day powerboating trip. 

Hi Joe and Shirley,

Great day! I really loved the weather. I really really loved Peter..and then we had those handmade muffins with a gorgeous cup of coffee an hour into the sail. We all had turns on the helm which was very exciting and then the lunch…that curry on the boat was fabulous.  Can it get any better?

I then transferred off the boat to Kevin who instructed me on how to drive safely a teeny weeny bit on the way back to Cobh.  It was the best day of 2014!  I want to sign up to the two day powerboat course if that’s ok?  I’m not being a traitor to the "Holy Ground” but I want to learn how to powerboat as well as do the day sails with you guys too.  Not sure how that works but book me in:-) I want to learn as much as I can.  Just let me know when and where?

Anyway, well done to another amazing SailCork day…

Kindest regards!

Brenda Brierly

Hi Jo & Eddie,
 
I had a great weekend and I know the rest of the guys did too, it really was great fun and a great way to start the season. I’ll stick something on trip advisor when I get a quiet moment.
 
Thanks for organising the weather also, does Eddie get to claim “weather god” status on facebook now...? Food was also great and is a  nice piece of competitive advantage for you.
 
In particular can I highlight how great Peter was, he was a great coach for the weekend which is so much different that “ acting as an instructor”. Please pass on my thanks to him.
 
Cheers,

Colin.

Dear Jo & Shirley
I just wanted to say that I had a fabulous weekend on the sailing course.
I was a complete beginner and I cannot believe how much progress I made in less than 48hrs.
Peter was a fantastic instructor and my fellow crew members were great company.
Jo - your gastronomic delights made the task of galley-slave a real treat and we each tried (in vain) to take credit for your efforts.
I have not stopped singing the praises of Sail-Cork since I disembarked yesterday and I know you will have at least one customer as a result.
Thank you both for your excellent service. The 'competent crew' manual has not arrived by post as yet but if/when it does I will return it to you as Jo gave me a copy on Friday.
 
Thanks again and continued success to you & your team.
best regards,
 

Deirdre CurranNUI Galway

‪‪Congratulations on the last 40yrs . Without your guidance and lessons years ago I would not have had the success I have in the marine industry.‬‬

Willie Lynch

There are a lot of us out there making a living from the sea who wouldn't be where we are today if it hadn't been for the outstanding seamanship and knowledge gleaned from Eddie and co. at Sailcork.

Mark Richards

Hi Eddie & Jo
 
I must say I thought the weekend sailing course to Baltimore was great and I enjoyed every minute of the whole experience. Great weather, sailing and good company.

Eddie was a great sailing instructor and fountain of knowledge on the whole trip from Cobh to Baltimore. The food was good, it was amazing what Ian did is a small galley.
I could highly recommend the course to anybody who wants to get the full sailing experience. I learned an awful lot by doing sailing tasks and listening to the theory (weather) during the course. I will have to book myself on for part 2 of the competent crew later in the year.
 
Many thanks

Gary HorganEHS

Hi folks , I just wanted to thank you all for making this course so enjoyable. Sean had a fantastic time and really appreciated the quality of instruction, the knowledge and experience of the instructors and above all the fun he had during the week.

I was also struck by the "extra" knowledge given to the participants when they were between tuition sessions, such as trip on Holy Grounder, Ribs etc.  This added greatly to Sean's enjoyment of the course as they were constantly learning new skills.  The fact that he come home every evening exhausted but happy with the days activities bare testament to how full you made their days.

Please pass on my thanks to all, and I am sure we will be in touch again!

Regards,
 

John Hudson

Peter is an excellent instructor and would love the chance to sail with him again sometime in the future. His knowledge and experience is very evident and he has a nice way about him. His instruction was top class and was very grateful to have had the chance to sail with him The rest of the crew were all very nice and we got on well together (even with the Kerryman!). Holygrounder is a fantastic boat, well equipped and comfortable. It was a perfect day for sailing on the Sunday and she really showed off her attributes. Jo, by the way the food was excellent also and I'm looking forward to your blog  ...... Coming soon I'm told

John O’Sullivan

Jo,
 
It was fabulous weekend, a great time was had by all. Peter was a great instructor very patient and  excellent  at passing on his vast experience and knowledge. Thank you for the fantastic food very tasty! Can’t praise the weekend enough.
 
Best Regards
 

Martin

ICC Prep and test April 2015. 

Many thanks for looking after us so well on our ICC prep and test.
It helped sharpen my boat handling,  and remind me that I need to practice a lot
of core skills. The food was top class as well - I will be certainly be recommending 
SailCork.

Tony O'Mahony.

Jo
 
Just a note to say thank you for a glorious June Bank Holiday Weekend. I really appreciate you fitting me in. I had a great time and will be back for more. Eddie asked us to send in our thoughts on the trip and how it went. Here’s my go at it.
 
I’ve just had a hugely enjoyable weekend aboard the Holy Grounder. Anchoring at midnight under the stars, slipping out to sea in early morning, rounding the Old Head so close you feel you could touch it. You have breakfast on deck imagining all the land lubbers still in their beds while you have already explored miles of coastline. Then there’s the huge excitement of sailing and learning the ropes (literally). Finding a secret cove to anchor in for lunch and developing a ferocious appetite for sausages. You feel like you have already lived several days in one. There’s the joking and camaraderie of an unlikely group of people - linked by a common interest - age and occupation irrelevant.
 
For me Eddie and the Sail Cork crew got the ingredients right. For a beginner there is the comfort of the full confidence you feel in the ability and experience of Eddie and his crew but at the same time you are not mollycoddled or pandered to - you have work to do too. There is an immense sense of satisfaction to be had from tasks mastered and learnt by doing. All the while flying along the Cork coast at speed. Eddie himself is generous with stories, anecdotes and personal experience and manages to be continually teaching without making you feel you are in class. He also takes into account important things like food and socialising on shore!
 
I would recommend everyone to try a weekend away with a difference. Trade the airports, taxis and hotel rooms for a trip with Sail Cork.  If you don’t have a boat of your own and are not lucky enough to have a family tradition of sailing it is a fantastic way to discover how great it can be out on the water.
 
Eddie, Jo and all the team – thanks for a brilliant trip.

Una

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