This biennial Conference, open to all, is focused on developing skills, knowledge and awareness in all aspects of small craft navigation.
Among the topics addressed will be:
- What are the concerns of users of electronic systems?
- What are the latest developments in on-board equipment?
- What developments are coming on aids to navigation (buoys and lighthouses)?
- New technology developments (Google Earth, new surveys, drones etc.)
- How accurate and reliable is my electronic navigation system?
- Latest developments from publishers: paper and electronic?
- Do I still need to carry paper charts and have traditional navigation skills?
Speakers at this all-day Conference are experts in their field and from leading companies, including:
RIN Survey of Trends in the use of Electronic Navigation by Small Craft
Richard Harris, Committee Member - RIN Small Craft Group
Using OpenCPN and Satellite Imagery to Navigate in Remote Areas
Electronic Chart Plotters and Cartography for Small Craft
TBD, Garmin UK
Savvy Navvy - Navigation and Weather Routing App
Jelte Liebrand, Savvy Navvy
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Small Craft Electronic Navigation
UKHO Paper Charts continuing to meet the needs of mariners
Paper Charts plus Electronic Charts and Associated Applications for Small Craft
Lucy Wilson, Imray
Filling in the Gaps of UKHO coverage of Western Scotland
Bob Bradfield, Antares Charts
The need to Develop and maintain traditional Navigational Skills
Richard Falk, RYA
In addition, there will be two Panel Discussion and Question Sessions. The first onthe Future of Leisure Craft Electronic Navigationand the second on the role of paper charts and traditional navigation skills.
Prior registration for this event is through the RIN website via the link above
Venue: Royal Lymington Yacht Club
The cost is only £45 (£35 for RIN/RLYC Members) and includes lunch and refreshments.
To support this event, the RIN has been running an updated online questionnaire, which we would encourage all small craft users to complete. The results and insights will be shared at the Conference in January. This short questionnaire can be completed online by clicking here.
Supported by: Trinity House