FREE Navigation Rules Online Sailing Course

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Become a Safer Boater

Enroll in this FREE online Navigation Rules safety course to master the USCG "Rules of the Road" and navigational markers for sailing and operating a vessel under power. This comprehensive training covers everything from understanding various buoys and markers to identifying potential hazards and adhering to proper maritime rules. Whether you're a seasoned boater or just starting, this course is essential for enhancing boating safety and confidence on the water. Enroll now to take the first step toward becoming a knowledgeable and responsible boater.

Estimate Time: 3 hours
Price: FREE - Stay safe on the water!

FREE Navigation Rules Online Sailing Course

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
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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 course 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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Instructor Grant Headifen
By Grant Headifen
NauticEd Global Director of Education


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Student Reviews

Andrew N.
2024, 05 Jul. 06:53


Drew D.
2024, 01 Jul. 21:20

Great graphics.

Gisela E.
2024, 14 Jun. 17:25

Very entertaining and not boring at all The examples made it easy to understand the topics and kept it interesting throughout the course

Julia B.
2024, 09 Jun. 19:13

It is basic, if you already know because of a certification, it will be easy and you'll probably know all the rules already. However, it is a great refresher for those who know!

John F.
2024, 03 Jun. 07:36

The explanations of the legalistic language

Catherine M.
2024, 02 Jun. 18:14

Appreciated real life scenarios to better illustrate the rules.

David K.
2024, 01 Jun. 15:27

Again i learned some things about navigation specifically while sailing in the busy harbor of San Diego that i was fully aware of with rules and best practices to stay safe. i am a very safe sailor but always errored on the side of caution. learned some things that i can apply to my everyday sailing when sailing among large groups of boats.

Lance C.
2024, 18 May. 02:53

I thought the navigation rules course provided an excellent introduction.

Terry M.
2024, 09 May. 15:47

The level of detail in the explanations in stand on and give way situations.

Darren Y.
2024, 06 May. 14:27

Visuals. lots of reading my no fluff. Straight to the point

Angela P.
2024, 05 May. 21:01

Clear rules and explanation. Videos were great.

David J.
2024, 03 May. 14:07

Starting from zero knowledge regarding the rules of navigation this served as a great introduction. Still a lot to learn but at least I now have an idea of what's going on.

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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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