About Casual Navigation

Casual Navigation simplifies maritime education for professional and recreational mariners.

We aim to make complex maritime topics accessible & easy to understand.

We publish a broad selection of content on our website and social channels ranging from interest-based “edutainment” to professional tutorials and equipment guides.

Our content is designed to appeal no matter your experience. Whether you are buying your first boat as a beginner or delivering training for the highest commercial licenses, you are sure to find something that will help.

Who Am I?

My name is Kym, and I founded Casual Navigation in 2018 when I started my first YouTube Channel.

I simply wanted to learn how to make videos, so I chose a topic that I knew a lot about, allowing me to focus on the video production process.

At that time, I was working as a harbour pilot navigating ships safely in and out of my local ports.

I gained experience on a complete range of ships, having worked on pretty much everything you can think of, including:

  • Warships
  • Container ships
  • Bulk cargo ships
  • General cargo ships
  • Tankers
  • Passenger ships
  • Workboats
  • Offshore supply vessels
  • Tugs & tows
  • Pleasure vessels

Before becoming a pilot, I was an officer on large ships navigating around the world.

I received my training at both Warsash Maritime Academy and Fleetwood Nautical College. These are both specialist colleges in the UK, which train merchant seafarers in navigation.

In my spare time, I enjoy sailing on small boats. With my family, I own a Bayraider Expedition. It is a trailer-sailer, built by Swallow Yachts in the UK and is perfect for teaching a young family how to sail.