Duration: 1.5 Hours
Recording: The live webinar was held on Monday, February 25
Instructor: Nancy Erley
Course Fee: $25 - SSCA Members / $35 - Non Members
How to navigate safely after dark and stand night watch at sea. This fairly technical webinar covers night vision, navigation aids and lights on shore, identifying ships, collision avoidance at night, night time deck safety protocols, watch scheduling and crew overboard. Just in case, for any number or reasons, the onboard electronic navigation tools fail, learning the lights will help you find your way. Knowledge can turn feelings of uncertainty into profound appreciation for the wonders of the night sea.
Nancy Erley led two voyages from Seattle around the world aboard her Orca 38 sailboat, Tethys. “As the skipper of an all-woman crew, Nancy fashioned a circumnavigation that should go down in the record books as one of the soundest, most seamanlike journeys in the modern cruising era. Like all competent voyages, Tethys circumnavigation was notable for its lack of disasters.” George Day, publisher Blue Water Sailing magazine. Founder of Tethys Offshore, Nancy teaches the skills to take a small boat across an ocean, from competent crew to ocean skipper. She holds her USCG 50-ton Master of Oceans and 100-ton Master Near Coastal licenses, is an Instructor Evaluator-Ocean for the International Sail and Power Association, a ham radio operator (ki7dp), and an advanced scuba diver and delivery skipper. In 2006 Nancy was presented with the Leadership in Women's Sailing Award sponsored by BoatUS and the National Women’s Sailing Association.