FREE Navigation Rules Online Sailing Course

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Grant Headifen, NauticEd Global Director of Education

FREE Navigation Rules Online Sailing 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 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 the Navigation Rules Online Sailing 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 Reality gamified Navigation Rules learning program (requires Meta Quest headset)

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More about this Navigation Rules Course

  • The FREE Navigation Rules sailing course teaches USCG rules of the road and nav markers
  • Simple concepts for real understanding of essential navigation 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

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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!

If you've still got questions about NauticEd, the courses, and/or the sailing certifications, visit our support system or contact us via email or phone we're happy to help.

Did we say this FREE Navigation Rules Course is FREE today?

Instructor Grant Headifen
By Grant Headifen
NauticEd Global Director of Education


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Student Reviews

Patrick F.
2023, 03 Dec. 14:14

great video animations

Jeff H.
2023, 20 Nov. 06:44

Really well done!

John D.
2023, 13 Nov. 20:21

Nautic Ed provides a challenging curriculum with an incremental progression that is very well suited to a beginner/Intermediate sailor. I have taken many on line courses and it is disheartening when the testing is not challenging. Nautical-Ed's open book approach engages the student, reinforces the chapter content by providing an opportunity for critical thinking as well as informational recall.

Deborah S.
2023, 13 Nov. 13:16


Robert G.
2023, 09 Nov. 00:38

The animated illustrations and diagrams were great to help me understand the concepts presented. Reading through all the rules was pretty dry, but the subsequent discussions and animated illustrations made it real and easy to digest.

Wayne G.
2023, 06 Nov. 02:52

Intro and discussion/directions are easy to follow and understand - a great training module

Curtis H.
2023, 04 Nov. 03:14

mandatory rules everyone needs to know for them self and others water safety. and it's free

Jeffrey N.
2023, 31 Oct. 17:19

well organized awesome for learning or as a review for experienced sailors

James F.
2023, 29 Oct. 21:43

easy to understand

Joseph M.
2023, 20 Oct. 01:34

Very well done, good presentation and systematic approach to content. Wasn’t the painfully boring safety course I generally expect.

Nicolas C.
2023, 03 Oct. 03:41

excellent summary. Good situations.

Yves D.
2023, 21 Sep. 23:59

Excellent mateirial.

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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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