Starpath Courses

 Exceeding All Sailing Standards!

starpath and nauticed certification

starpath navigation and weatherThe Starpath School of Navigation offers the most comprehensive knowledge training for committed sailors, and their courses will prepare you for certification tests offered by ANY sailing association in any nation. We recommend these courses for sailors who are experienced and plan to sail for extended periods, charter frequently or sail offshore.

Island Sailing incorporates Starpath materials into our Navigation, Weather and Radar courses, and we're excited to now offer sailors Starpath's online Home Study Courses!  Island Sailing members and students receive a 5% discount!

Coastal Navigation


Practical small-craft navigation (sail or power) starting from the basics and ending with all that is needed to navigate safely and efficiently on inland and coastal waters in all weather conditions....

Marine Weather

starpath marine weather homestudy course

This course covers all aspects of practical marine weather, starting from the very basics and ending with all you need to plan your voyages — or weekend outings — safely and efficiently taking into account the weather.

Celestial Navigation

starpath celestial navigation home study course

This course covers how to find position at sea from timed sextant sights of the sun, moon, stars, and planets plus other routine and special procedures of safe, efficient offshore navigation.