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Old 22 July 2019, 04:51   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: woking
Boat name: Hummingbird
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Training in Surrey

Hello - any suggestions on good instructors in Surrey to teach navigation please.
Many thanks

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Old 22 July 2019, 07:09   #2
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I donít have any recommendations for you, but do have two points to consider when you come to selecting them:

1. Navigating for sail and powerboat are subtly different. In many ways powerboat is far simpler (you can mostly ignore the difference in speed through the water and over ground; leeway is minimal; wind direction is obviously much less significant; and certainly for ribs no huge keel (or mast) to stress about depth and bridge heights etc.). But doing your navigation planning and execution at potentially 6-10x the speed is much harder.
2. Navigating on a small open boat is very different from navigating at a chart table or in a class room. Yes itís useful to have a fall back position of paper charts but real life RIB nav is now about using a plotter to maximum effect, and having strategies to cope if it fails. Trip planning can be easier on real charts spread out on a table though.

So make sure you know what it is you want to learn - and always keep in mind - how am I going to use this on my boat.
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Old 28 July 2019, 03:38   #3
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Can't think of anything in Surrey but if you travel just a few more miles South there are plenty of options in Hampshire. Hamble School of yachting being one
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