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London Area Chartwork Specialisation

2nd Class Resources

The links below contain resources suitable for use on 2nd Class courses.

Cadet Log Book

The relevant pages for 2nd class can be found here.

CW7 - The Chart

The basics on Charts.

The chart symbols used for lights, including colours, patterns, etc.

CW8 - Compasses Work

A compass card with named points (e.g. N, NE, NNE).

A compass card with degree points.

Some details on types of compasses, variation/deviation, corrections and calculations.

Lots of detail on compasses, Variation and Deviation, correcting for errors, etc.

CW9 - Chartwork

Image of a transit

Another transit image.

Image showing good and bad three point fixes.

Some explanations of the 2nd Class chartwork and plotting techniques

CW10 - Tides

A Powerpoint presentation adapted from RYA material that introduces tides.

Useful RYA image summarising neaps and springs quite neatly.

CW11 - Buoys

A Powerpoint presentation with buoys and their lights suitable for 2nd class.

A Powerpoint quiz covering the 2nd class buoyage topic.

An image from RYA BN&S showing typical usage of buoys in a harbour.

Another RYA image showing one way of how to tell the direction of tide by looking at a buoy.

RYA image showing which direction to pass IALA A lateral marks going into harbour.

CW12 - Safety and Distress

Image showing the common problem of reading off a GPS fix wrongly in an emergency - this can cause major problems for a SAR operation!

Image of marine VHF radios.

CW13 - Lights and Dayshapes on Vessels

Some resources to go here...

CW14 - Sound Signals

Some resources to go here...

London Area Chartwork Specialisation