The JSA navigation/seamanship syllabus and online course is available now, to help prepare for the Navigation Tests. The Basic Navigation / Seamanship online test is available now, as described here.


If you have previously enrolled in the online course and recall your username and password, you may log into the online course by clicking here. If you do not recall your existing account password please click here.


In response to ongoing concerns about inconsistent teaching standards and resources for the navigation training of the junior sailors in the Big Boat program, the JSA has developed a high quality and complete navigation/seamanship syllabus. This syllabus can be used as a text for a standard classroom setting and it has also been developed as an online course. The online course may be used by the instructor as a classroom asset, as well as provide the student with the ability to complete the course independently, at their own pace, while away from their club traveling to regattas, or in any location or at any pace that may be appropriate.


Navigation teachers and students at JSA clubs may now enroll in the online course.
To enroll, click here select “New Account Sign Up” and then create your personal account as follows:

  • Username (all lower case and no spaces) and Password
  • Club junior program you are in this summer
  • Email: personal email you use regularly
  • First and Last name
  • City, State and Country
    After you submit your enrollment, look for a confirmation email within two minutes and follow its instructions. You must reply to the email to access the course.
    Students may immediately begin using the course.

Navigation teachers will initially have the basic student-level access.  To confirm your role as teacher, alert the JSA office by email, with subject “Nav Course.” It may take about 24 hours to upgrade your new account to the teacher role.