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This section deals with all forms of pilotage; from navigating in restricted visibility to buoyage and light identification……
BUOYAGE BASICS - START HERE
An easy to understand presentation detailing the main buoyage marks and what they mean…..
Navigational Marks & Lights
PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BUOYAGE
Clear and well written guide to the buoyage system around our coastline…….
A look at the light characteristics of navigational marks and pilotage aids..……..
NAVIGATING IN RESTRICTED VISIBILITY
A quick summary of some important considerations if caught in fog……..
PILOTAGE - TOP TIPS
Top tips from the RYA on passage planning and what you need to think about before doing one……..
PILOTAGE - THE BASICS
A look at the key aspects of pilotage for the coastal sailor..……..
A guide to important sound signals you may here and what they mean……..
RULES OF THE ROAD - THE BASICS
A guide to collision avoidance and the rules of the road for small craft……..
VESSEL LIGHT RECOGNITION - PART ONE
A pictorial guide to the most likely lights you will see around our coastline…..
VESSEL LIGHT RECOGNITION - PART TWO
Test your knowledge of the most likely navigation lights you will see around our coastline……..
LIGHTS AND SHAPES
A guide to the IRPCS lights and shapes for vessels commonly seen our coastline…..
Vessel Lights and Shapes
Preventing Collisions At Sea