Vessel Electronics and Navionics Plotters 

Navionics Free Web App Tutorial 

We explain how to set up your Navionics on the free web app version to use with passage planning alongside google maps and google earth.  

Electronics on a vessel

We go through vessel electronics you may have on your vessel or on a charter vessel you may sail on. 

Waypoint Navigation 

This video is about Waypoint Navigation. This is essential for the RYA Day Skipper and RYA Essential Navigation Course. We explain how to choose waypoints, how to enter them, and the pitfalls of waypoints.

Explanation of Waypoints 

We explain waypoints to you and how to input them in the plotter and chart with a couple of worked examples. 

Waypoint Routing in your Navionics Web App

We look at routing on your Navionics Web App and how to manually put a route in and how to use autoroute. We explain possible pitfalls and how to avoid them. 

Session 4 Safety 

All the safety kit you need 

Session5 Anchoring 

How, where, and the types of anchor to use. How to set your anchor and to check if it is dragging. 

We love anchoring and finding places that we can not see from the marinas. 

Session 6 Tides (Heights)

In this tutorial, we look at how to read a tide table to find high and low water and the times. We find out how and why tides work with the effect of the earth and moon.

We are shown how to use a tidal curve to work out the height of tide for any given time during the day. 

Session 6 Tide Flow 

How to work out tidal flow using a tidal stream atlas and tidal diamonds. We also look at a worked example.

Electronic Navigation Session 7 

In this tutorial, we look at electronic navigation 

Session 8 Rules of the Road 

IRPCS Rules of the road, Paul explains the basics of the Rules of the Road for sailing vessels and power vessels, who gives way and who stands on. This is more than enough information for you to understand this part of the ENS Course. 


Introduction to weather and a look at our favorite web sites for weather. 


We explain the fundamentals of pilotage and how to prepare to enter and exit a harbour.

Passage Planning 

We put it all together in a passage plan.