iPad Navigation Course

The iPad has now become a regular sight aboard – being used for communication, using lots of different apps and being used for navigation. SailCork have always been the groundbreakers when it comes to new courses and now we present the first course for using the iPad for navigation. Eddie English has been using Macs since 1992 and has been using Navionics Charts on his iPhone since they were launched in 2009.  In the summer of 2011 he began to use the iPad with Navionics Charts aboard the SailCork flagship "Holy Grounder". He has used the charts to navigate in Ireland, the UK, France, Spain, Croatia and the Caribbean.

Navionics charts for iPad

Eddie has found the iPad indispensable for Passage Planning and excellent for navigation. Navionics were the first company to make charting available as an app for the iPad and have full charting for the world. Eddie will demonstrate using these charts and the latest software available. Eddie will demonstrate all the features in a specially prepared slide show showing all the features of the Navionics Charts on the iPad. He will also demonstrate a specific passage plan and get participants to plan a passage using their iPads.

Bring your iPad along to the iPad Navigation Course and use your charts and navigate yourself! Be sure to download your charts too!

What type of iPad is best for navigation? 

Chart Apps will work on all iPads but for navigation purposes the Wirless and 3G model is best. This is because the Wi-Fi and 3G  model has an inbuilt GPS. The Wi-Fi only model does NOT have a GPS and only gives a position when connected to a wireless network.


Navionics iPad app for navigationWhere do I get charts?

Go to the App Store and download the chart set Navionics UK AND HOLLAND HD (Available on the App Store for approx €50). To glean maximum benefit from the course pupils are advised to load this app on their iPad for the course. There are several other chart apps – Europe, Caribbean and South America, USA, Australasia and Africa etc. All the Apps for the iPad are HD (High Definition) – the Navionics Apps for the iPhone will work on the iPad but are small on the screen and are NOT HD. 

There are other chart Apps for the iPad such as Imray, Memory Map etc but the SailCork iPad course will feature Navionics Charts only.


Eddie English and the SailCork team exclusively run the special iPad navigation course.

The  Masterclasses will run from 19:30 until 22:15 and will be held at the following venues:

Cork Mon 10 Nov at the RCYC in Crosshaven.

Galway Early 2015 date to be confirmed.

Dublin  Early 2015 date to be confirmed.

Kerry  Early 2015 date to be confirmed.


If you want this course run at your own club or other venue please contact us. Call us at SailCork 021 4811237 to book.

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