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A Complete Program addresses two challenges: The first is to present coastal navigation as the straight-forward and logical subject that it is. The second is to ensure topics are given thorough coverage without the complication of more advanced concepts of piloting and navigation.

This approach has been classroom-tested by over a thousand students and is now available in a comprehensive e-learning package. You can work through the course at your own pace, and access the material anytime and anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Easy-to-Follow Lessons

Topics are organized into 25 short lessons. Each are illustrated with descriptive color diagrams and photographs. Step-by-Step pages provide easy-to-follow plotting instructions. Test Yourself exercises allow you to check your progress. Plot It! exercises and a practice cruise give you hands-on experience to build speed, accuracy and confidence in plotting.


In addition to many diagrams and photographs, the course also contains a series of videos accessible on YouTube.

Instructor Assistance

Registered students can receive e-mail assistance from a instructor at any time. Click on the Get Help button and you can expect a prompt, personal response from your assigned instructor. Meet our Instructors


Student Kit

Students are given a student kit containing everything needed to complete the course and develop plotting skills. The kit includes a course plotter and a nautical chart. The kit arrives by mail or courier a few days after registration. The kit materials are worth more that $40.00

The Sail Canada Standard

The Canadian Edition of addresses the performance objectives of the Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation Standard. Students who write and pass the exam are awarded the standard.

The Standard is recognized world-wide.

Certificate of Completion

When you've completed all of the lessons, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion signed by your instructor.

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