Tuesday July 25th, 2023
4:30 PM PT / 7:30 PM ET

Night Sailing Demystified

Meet the challenges and discover the beauty of sailing at night in this online class hosted by expert cruisers.
90 Minute Live Session
On Demand Replay Available
Live Q&A
Explore beyond your home waters, sail a passage to an exotic destination, or simply continue a beautiful day’s sailing well past sunset. For many, the prospect of sailing at night can be daunting. Ocean passagemakers and coastal cruisers, Captains Andy and Lisa will help to demystify night sailing by sharing tips and techniques to make sailing at night safe, efficient, and enjoyable.
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Night Sailing Demystified - ONLINE CLASS



This online class is suitable for all levels of sailors who’d like to explore the options of sailing at night and making overnight passages.

Sailing at night saves time and money on coastal passages, and it’s a necessity when sailing offshore. Perhaps you’re even considering an overnight sailing race!

Your instructors will cover inshore, coastal, and offshore cruising. They’ll give tips and techniques for preparation, situational awareness, orientation, watchkeeping, navigation, collision avoidance, and training – to make night sailing a pleasure! 

Topics Include:

  • Preparing the Boat: Topside, Below Decks, Electronics
  • Preparing the Crew
  • Watchkeeping
  • Situational Awareness & Orientation
  • Steering & Sail Trim at Night
  • Tips & Techniques for Navigation
  • Tips & Techniques for Collision Avoidance
  • Training

What’s Included:

  • Downloadable PDF
    • Note-taking Outline
    • Sample watchbills, night orders, emergency bill


Weather Forecasting
Route Planning
Sailboat Preparation
Safety Equipment
Arrival Formalities


Andy and Lisa Batchelor

Captains Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey are both lifelong sailors and retired military officers. Andy served in the Royal Air Force in aviation and intelligence, and Lisa served in the US Navy in aviation, meteorology, and oceanography – a combination of skills which have proved very useful to sailing and passagemaking.

They founded and operated Sail Solomons ASA school and charter base, receiving numerous awards for ASA Outstanding School and Outstanding Instructors.  Andy and Lisa wrote ASA’s textbooks for Bareboat Cruising and Catamaran Cruising, and are the primary contributors to ASA’s Advanced Cruising and Seamanship text.

Cruising for seven years onboard their Passport 47 ZINGARO and Outbound 46 KINETIC, Andy and Lisa have made numerous coastal passages and ocean voyages, conducting cruising and passagemaking training while living aboard in exotic locations.  They also organize and lead sailing flotillas on cruising catamarans and monohulls in the Caribbean.  Andy and Lisa are regular speakers at Cruisers’ University and present live webinars including the ASA Marine Weather Course.

Andy and Lisa launched Kinetic Sailing to offer marine consulting, charter brokerage, instructional yacht deliveries, and tailored instruction with a global scope. They are USCG Captains, cruisers, instructors, analysts, and business owners with a wealth of experience in the sailing industry.


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All registrations include unlimited on-demand access to the recordings of the live online class. So if you are unable to attend live you can still register and watch at your leisure.


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