Navigation Rules Clinic

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FREE Navigation Rules Clinic online course

Enroll in this FREE and essential Navigation Rules safety course online to learn the USCG rules of the road and navigational markers for sailing and operating a vessel under power. This comprehensive course covers everything you need to know about sailing the waterways safely and efficiently. From understanding the different types of buoys and markers to identifying potential hazards and understanding the proper maritime "rules of the road", this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate your vessel safely.

Whether you are a seasoned boater or just starting out, this course is a must for anyone looking to enhance their boating safety and confidence on the water. So enroll now and take the first step towards becoming a knowledgeable and responsible boater.

In this Navigation Rules Course, you will learn:

  • Why "Right of Way" is more properly called "Stand On"
  • Essential knowledge regarding the Rules with other vessels
  • How not to get squashed like a bug by big container ships
  • Who gives way between power-driven vessels and sailboats
  • When sailboats must give way to other vessels
  • When Sailboats give way to each other
  • Learn how to gain access to our free Virtual Reaility gamified Navigation Rules learning program (requires Meta Quest headset)

We guarantee both your satisfaction AND Lifetime access to any sailing course you buy from us

More about this Navigation Rules Course

  • Simple concepts for real understanding of essential knowledge
  • Realistic 3D illustrated situations with interactive animations
  • Takes approximately 3 hours of total time to complete
  • Browser and mobile screen size friendly
  • Available offline through the NauticEd Course Apps for iOS and Android
  • FREE for 30 days - if you pass inside 30 days it is free forever.
  • Return as many times as you like to review
  • Take the online test as many times as you like
  • Adds" Navigation Rules Passed" to your globally recognized Sailing Certificate and Resume
  • Also available in: Português Romanian (Select the language after you register for this course or at any time when taking the course)
  • View Navigation Rules Sailing Course excerpts
This is an ONLINE course
Today's Investment: FREE

Hesitating about taking this FREE sailing Course? Watch our Introduction video below

Not convinced yet that online sailing courses are cool? Visit our fully interactive and completely free Basic Sail Trim Sailing Course. You'll see why online e-learning is SO MUCH BETTER than a boring old Book.

NauticEd sailing courses use a multimedia approach to learning. Below is an animated video to demonstrate one of the Give-Way rules. Did they do it right? Find out - by taking the NauticEd Rules of the Nautical Road FREE sailing class now!

The clinic is taken from Module 5.8 of the NauticEd Skipper Course.

Please tell your friends and crew to take this FREE online Navigation Rules. It's that important!

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Student Reviews

Ronald E.
2023, 23 Mar. 18:49

comprehensive review/coverage of navigation rules.

Christopher K.
2023, 23 Mar. 15:57

The course is very clear and easy to understand diagrams and interactive course examples.

Rafael S.
2023, 23 Mar. 02:16

Very clear graphs

Øyvind S.
2023, 21 Mar. 07:39

Good and easy to understand explanations.

Kent M.
2023, 20 Mar. 02:22

It gave the rules, and then explained on the level of a beginning sailer

Taylor P.
2023, 15 Mar. 17:12

This course was very informative and I would recommend it to all starting out. Especially since it was free. :)

2023, 08 Mar. 16:14

Very user friendly, good examples & visuals

Piotr N.
2023, 03 Mar. 21:21

Explanation of the rules and plenty of examples

Margaret W.
2023, 01 Mar. 17:04

This was just fun, and a good review course for me.

Dustin B.
2023, 27 Feb. 02:03

a must take course

Paul D.
2023, 26 Feb. 22:59

This course was well laid out, easy to work through and provided the right level of knowledge needed for the average boating enthusiast.

Cyril V.
2023, 23 Feb. 05:23

animations that offered slight variations in boat positions and practical otw scenarios

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Above: Two sailboats battle it out in Auckland Harbour, New Zealand. You'll learn quickly who has to keep clear of the other.

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