New Electronics for S/V Coronation

S/V CORONATION has a new electronic navigation package ordered for the coming season. Candidates will learn to pilot and navigate CORONATION using the most modern and up-to-date chartplotter, autopilot and radar system that Raymarine offers today.

  • Quantum CHIRP radar
  • gS 9" Glass Bridge, and 
  • Evolution Autopilot

Course Schedules 2016

The schedule of practical courses have been added to the Practical Courses and Yachtmaster Preperation pages on the website. Please do not hesitate to contact ISW if you have questions about scheduling or courses.

In Slocum's Wake able to offer Navathome online RYA Theory Courses

In Slocum's Wake Yacht Training is now able to offer Navathome online RYA theory courses for Dayskipper, Coastal Skipper/YM Offshore and Yachtmaster Oceans.

The course is delivered online by Navathome while Chris Connor from ISW acts as your instructor. 

This is a great option for those busy professionals that cannot take five days off to attend a concentrated course or for those of us that like to work at their own pace.

If you are interested in taking the course online please contact us for further details.

Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course - Fall 2014

This course was successfully delivered with two candidates obtaining Yachtmaster qualifications. One candidate has gone on to obtain employment in the yachting industry on large sailing yachts.

In Slocum’s Wake Training is offering the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore shore based theory course during the Fall of 2014 at the  Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron starting on 10 September 2014. 

Anyone interested in obtaining the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore or Oceans certificate of competency should consider completing this course prior to attempting the five day on-the-water preparation course and practical on-the-water examination.

RYA Examinations - Fort Lauderdale

Over one half of the worlds superyachts are registered in a country belonging to the Red Ensign Group. Many of the Masters, officers and crews in these yachts commenced their careers in this sector by obtaining RYA commercial certification.

On 29 and 30 March 2014, I had the pleasure of examining four young gentlemen in Fort Lauderdale for Maritime Professional Training. They are all currently employed on super yachts and are hoping to improve their employment opportunities and career prospects


End of the 2012 Season

It is a fact of life in Eastern Canada that our on the water sailing season is short. Only the very hardy and the professionals sail into the winter months in Halifax. However, this short hiatus gives us the opportunity to do maintenance and offer theoretical instruction in preparation for the next sailing season. S/V Coronation was put on the hard in late November and is presently covered and waiting for the sun in April.

Dolphins at Play

Dolphins are always welcome at sea. During the voyage however we ended up being escorted by several hundred at one time for a short period.