LSC Theory Thursday | Session 4 – ‘Navigation’

The London Sailing Meetup
The London Sailing Meetup
Public group

Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch St

30 Fenchurch St · London

How to find us

30 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 3BD. Please arrive between 6.15pm and 6.30pm. We'll congregate in reception before heading upstairs to a meeting room. If you're late, please tell reception you're here to see Simon Tottman and also text me on 07958 762695.

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Theory Thursdays are a series of relaxed evening workshops designed to take the mystery (and even the fear!) out of the theory side of sailing. 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 – typically followed by a few drinks nearby!

Session 1 – Introduction (12 Sept)
Session 2 – Charts (10 Oct)
Session 3 – Tides (14 Nov)
Session 4 – Navigation (9 Jan)
Session 5 – Rules of the Road (13 Feb)
Session 6 – Weather & Passage Planning (12 Mar)

The sessions are a blend of hosted discussion and group Q&A, during which some of our regular skippers share their own knowledge and do their best to answer your questions about key navigational concepts. We also talk about how these principles actually play out in practice at sea, and we get 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. For more details about the concepts we’ll be covering in each session, plus links to some free online resources, go to:

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


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 (