Welcome to the new Barefoot Navigator course

The first-ever barefoot navigation course, using low-technology techniques for wayfinding at sea. Designed by award winning author and veteran sailor Jack Lagan exclusively for Barefoot Offshore Sailing School. The course is suitable for beginners as well as ASA- or RSA-qualified navigators.

Cruise and Learn Ancient Navigation Techniques

Spend a week cruising the islands learning navigation techniques of the ancient seafarers, while onboard a 40-50′ sailboat, surrounded by the stunning islands of the Grenadines.  The Barefoot Navigator is the perfect way to rekindle the navigation techniques of the ancient navigators.


This will take you around 1 hour per week to complete in the comfort of your own home. As well as Jack’s book, this will become your bible. Begin your learning here as Pre-study for the AT SEA course or simply indulge in the AT-HOME course, specifically tailored for St Vincent and the Grenadines.


  • Online Downloads – Books Apps and Videos
  • Personal Login
  • Online Tuition by Jack Lagan
  • Powerpoint Tutorials
  • DIY Navigation Instruments
  • Progress Reviews

Number Of Persons


Everything you need to become a Barefoot Navigator! Intimate tuition with Jack on board your Barefoot yacht from FEB 4th-10th 2018, sailing around the gorgeous Grenadines and INCLUDES the AT-HOME e-course and Text book for excellent pre-study!

  • 6 Days Sailing the Grenadines
  • Meals and Accomodation
  • FREE At-Home E-course
  • FREE Course Textbook
  • Live Tuition with Jack Lagan
  • Pre-study package included
  • Barefoot Navigator T-Shirt

Payment Options


Learn to Navigate in the beautiful Grenadines from FEB 4th-10th 2018 with Jack Lagan and take your sailing to a new level as you develop some of the very best ancient navigation skills.

Includes your sail in the grenadines and live tuition.

Note this course does not include course textbook required for the AT SEA course or the AT HOME  e-course for pre-study.

  • 6 Days Sailing the Grenadines
  • Meals and Accomodation
  • Live Tuition with Jack Lagan

Payment Options

An amazing add on to those who hold formal certification or experience on the water sailing, The Barefoot Navigator is the perfect way to rekindle the navigation techniques on the ancient navigators.

“The venerable history of navigation should not be scuttled in favour of the GPS set but, on the contrary, should be embraced to enhance the instinctive way-finding skills of all seafarers. The Barefoot Navigator is part history, part textbook and part polemic.”

Jack Lagan
Jack LaganAuthor

Barefoot At-Sea Navigation Course Outline

  • The At-Sea course will begin Sunday, around 10.00 a.m. We will spend each night at anchor in one of the many beautiful bays and cays found in the Grenadines.
  • Spend the week learning the navigation techniques of the ancient seafarers, while onboard a larger sailboat, surrounded by the stunning scenery unique to this part of the world.
  • We provide everything you will need including most food. Students are expected to share in meal preparation and clean-up duties. You just need to pack a few clothes – a swimsuit, your sandals and a desire to learn and practice navigation techniques in this tropical environment. Added expenses include the cost of a few meals we will enjoy ashore, and course textbooks.
  • Most of the boats in our fleet range in length from 34’ to 50’. Our Barefoot Navigation Course will take place on a monohull in the 40’ range.
  • During the week your instructor will cover the curriculum the Barefoot Navigator helping us to reduce our “Zone of uncertainty”. The course will end on Saturday around noon.

Testimonials from some of our Barefoot Offshore Sailing School students

Doralene Deokielal

“Our Instructor was great, he was firm and patient and absolutely amazing. He built my confidence and strengthened my weaknesses”

Doralene Deokielal17th-23rd July 2016, on "LA MOUETTE"
 Louis Jensen

“Extremely pleased with the entire experience, we learned a great deal and had a terrific time in the process”

Louis Jensen 10th – 16th July, 2016 on "TARSHA"
Erika Stewart

“Overall it was a really awesome week. Mike was an excellent instructor. I always felt safe and learnt a lot.”

Erika Stewart3rd - 9th July, 2016 on "SATYRUS"
David McPhee

“Chris was an excellent instructor, fun to be with and always teaching!” ,

David McPhee19th – 26th June 2016, on "INORDINATE"