Help for
Sailors and
Yachtsmen

Sailors’ Guides

Navigation Techniques

Estimated position Course to steer Running fix (to come)

Collision Regulations

The IALA A buoyage system mnemonics Sound signal mnemonics

Meteorology

Weather mnemonics

Tides

Secondary port tester Depth to anchor tester

Links

Useful sites

Introduction

“Midshipman: a student training to be a commissioned naval officer, especially a student at a naval academy.”

This area is designed for anyone trying to learn sailing and navigating. It contains calculators, tests and mnemonics about Collision Regulations, meteorology, tides and navigation techniques.

It is not an instruction site. There are plenty of sites and books which will do this. This site is purely to help you learn by bringing together little programs and pages that I created to help myself learn.

For a list of some instruction and learning sites, visit the "useful sites" page.