Obviously a vital part of cruising to and from any point of reference in a safe and controlled manor.


Port & Stilton Diving Club


This is an advanced online course on marine navigation, providing you with the “conditio sine qua non” of offshore sailing. Nowadays most sailors tend to rely on modern equipment like differential GPS or Radar to navigate them through hazardous waters. Not only is such reliance unwanted and possibly dangerous, also the act of navigating by yourself is actually a lot of fun, especially when sailing in Greece or Turkey, which are the perfect cruising areas to learn how to sail.

What is navigation?

“Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse” is latin for: to sail is vital, to live is not. This phrase tells us that both sailing and the “conditio” of positioning are highly intertwined. Indeed, the art of navigation enables you to set a course and sail to your destination by using only nautical charts, a compass and your common sense.

The aim of this course is to teach you how to navigate safely while using the minimum of resources: methods that have been in use since the Middle Ages, and are still applied by the professionals. This course greatly extends on - for instance - the ASA and RYA courses and gives you the insight and feel of a seasoned navigator.



Rib Boating


All about Ribing and Boating in general. The section looks at navigation tides and Charts.


There are some links to Rib builders and other ribing information.


Marine Conservation


With the Club and Site being all about diving and ribs it would not be very prudent to have no interest in the place that gives us all some much entertainment and is of so much importance to the welfare of this planet and everything placed upon it.

This section looks at the area and offers some links to other sites.



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