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:
- Container ships
- Bulk cargo ships
- General cargo ships
- Passenger ships
- 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.