At C-MASTERS, we have created a selection of 'must do' courses. After several years of providing training we know which topics and skills are considered complex by students. Most of these topics are covered in the RYA shorebased courses and in practical courses. However, a more intensive training is needed to become a confident skipper.

Sailing and navigating during the night is a very special experience. For many experienced skippers, this is their preferred moment at sea. Looking at the stars, hearing the waves, and observing the sea area in search of other boats and objects. Things do look different at night and distances are hard to assess in the dark. So, navigation requires special attention.

This course is a must do for anyone who wants to be skilled and confident in navigating at night, including the use of radar.




MASTERCLASS : Navigation @ Night 


Course content

During daytime, you will be taught the key aspects of navigation in restricted visibility and the use of navigation equipment to be ready to put your knowledge into practice during several nightly passages. The topics include, amongst others:

  • Recognising lights on ships, buoys and ashore
  • Crossing busy lanes or Traffic Separation Schemes
  • Safe pilotage into coastal harbours
  • Watch keeping
  • Safety precautions and emergency procedures at night
  • Electronic navigation aids
  • Using radar as a tool for position fixing and collision avoidance
  • Passage planning  


What's included

  • Accommodation on board of a C-MASTERS yacht
  • Training and coaching by instructor
  • RYA Navigation handbook
  • Radar course
  • All food and drinks on board
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • Free parking at our premises
  • Radar certificate


Supporting courses

We recommend the RYA shorebased courses to further prepare yourself for this course.


Supporting books

The RYA IRPCS book is a valuable resource to refresh your knowledge on lights and colregs rules before taking this course.



Details of this course

Recommended knowledge:  On the level of Day Skipper or Yachtmaster shorebased


Recommended experience: Sailing during daytime on coastal or offshore passages


Duration: 4 days



  • Send an enquiry for dates in 2021


Cost: 890 euro




Overview of all our C-MASTERCLASSES



Navigation @ Night

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