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Cum Laude Sailing goes international

Especially for expats in Holland and also sailors in Milan area, we are organizing shore based coastal navigation classes in Amsterdam and Milan, starting in 2019. Now it is already possible to start preparing for these courses online from your own home, anytime you want, in your own pace.

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Holiday gift idea

Our gift vouchers can be used for all our training and other services like private courses, online or shore based navigational courses, on board training, yacht charter, etc. The gift vouchers are valid for two years.

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Less navigational mistakes by technology?

3D chartplotters, GPS positions with an accuracy of meters, 3D depth sounders, AIS, waterproof smartphones and tablets with built-in GPS and very usefull Apps, integration of all systems on one big screen, right in front of your nose at the steering wheel in the cockpit with all kinds of alarms in case of any danger, collision course, empty batteries, etc ... Sometimes it seems that you are playing a computer game, when you are sailing. All revolutionary technological developments are excellent, but my question remains: "In recent years, have there been fewer rescue actions caused by navigation errors?"

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Who are the stumblebums of the sea?

Who are the biggest stumblebums of the Dutch waters? Fishermen? With those dangerous fishing nets? Kite surfers? In any case life-threatening, so that should be forbidden anyway ;-) Speedboats? That kind of people are always navigating with their Tomtom on the water, right? Or would there be another group of water sports enthusiasts that should actually enroll in a Coastal Navigation course themselves?

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