Nightsailing Demystified

On-Demand course designed for sailors ready to expand their cruising horizons

This On-Demand course is designed for sailors ready to expand their cruising horizons. Explore beyond your home waters or the geographic confines of a bareboat charter, or simply continue a beautiful day’s sailing well past sunset. Perhaps you’d like to participate in an overnight sailing race! Sailing at night saves time and money on coastal passages, and it’s a necessity when sailing offshore.Yet for many sailors, 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 both safe and enjoyable.


  • 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

Your Instructor

Lisa & Andy Batchelor
Lisa & Andy Batchelor

Captains Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey are both life-long 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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