Navigation Rules Clinic

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Rating is 4.83 (based on 19405 reviews).


Captain Grant Headifen

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
  • You'll be presented with realistic illustrated situations

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More about this Navigation Rules Course

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  • Simple concepts for real understanding
  • This Sailing Course takes approximately 20 minutes of total time to complete
  • Take as long as you need to complete
  • Return as many times as you like to review
  • Take the online test as many times as you like
  • Adds the Rules of the Nautical Road Endorsement to your globally recognized Sailing Certificate
  • Also available in: Português Romanian (Select the language after you register for this course or at any time when taking the course)
This is an ONLINE course and test viewable in your browser window. You will also be able to download a PDF version to print or view on your iPad or tablet.

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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!

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Student Reviews

Donald A.
2022, 26 Jun. 12:52

An absolute must have course!

Roberto I.
2022, 18 Jun. 19:14


Craig B.
2022, 11 Jun. 17:12

Really felt I knew the content as I already have a USCG Master Captain License but this class really drove home the Navigation Rules. The test can be humbling an I think they are presented to really make you think. There is also a goo sprinkling of humor tossed in that keeps it fun. I am thinking of really pushing all of my sailing mates to do this. It sure can't hurt and only help

Jason D.
2022, 08 Jun. 13:19

Very informative. Detailed, but presented in a practical and conversational way that really helps things sink in.

Wayne d.
2022, 06 Jun. 05:43

good understanding on the apps and easy to pick up

Nicholas C.
2022, 01 Jun. 03:01

First course in sailing as an adult and very informative.

Jeff N.
2022, 31 May. 00:54

Navigation rules are a key part of sailing safely. They can be tedious but this course helped me get a good grasp of the nav rules and gave me greater confidence when looking at buoys or going over charts.

2022, 27 May. 01:17

I left with a good understanding of navigation and rules of the "Ocean" the pecking order that Maureen explained finally stuck, she was so patient to keep explaining it in different ways and went over live scenarios on the water giving me an opportunity to give her the answer rather than just answering me.

Gustavo Adolfo E.
2022, 25 May. 23:50


Mark Gil O.
2022, 25 May. 15:18

I like , I learn a lot specially to avoid collision

Rich C.
2022, 25 May. 00:53

very helpful and practical

Errol V.
2022, 22 May. 14:00

Excellent review when you have been a long while without sailing. It was great also great to be able to do it in mu primary language.

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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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