LSC 'Theory Thursdays' – Free learning through relaxed group discussion!

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A new type of free club event! Feeling intimidated by tidal curves? Unsure about secondary port calculations? Don’t even know which way up to hold the chartplotter?

Several members have asked if we can organise some relaxed evening sessions to take the mystery (and even the fear!) out of the theory side of sailing. This event is the initial pilot for those sessions. Whether you’re totally new to navigation and passage planning, or you’re already suitably qualified but just feeling a bit rusty, please come and join us for some lighthearted discussion – no doubt followed by a few drinks nearby.

What will the session be like? Probably a combination of hosted discussion and group Q&A, depending on how many people turn up! In any case, some of our regular skippers will be sharing their own knowledge and doing their best to answer your questions about key navigational concepts. But, most importantly, we’ll be talking about how these principles actually play out in practice at sea. We’ll also be getting hands-on with real-world tools and resources, including paper and digital charts from the best-known providers, plus almanacs and pilot books from at home and abroad!

The event is open to all LSC members, and please feel free to invite your friends too – they’re most welcome to join the discussion.

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Please note: These informal sessions are not being led by professional instructors, or indeed by anyone who claims to be an expert in these topics. They are being organised voluntarily by LSC members for the free benefit of other LSC members. These sessions are in no way intended as a substitute for attending a proper, comprehensive navigation and seamanship theory course, such as the range of excellent shorebased courses offered by RYA-accredited training centres (https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/courses/navigation/Pages/hub.aspx)