About Casual Navigation

Casual Navigation creates maritime training and educational resources for the industry and the public.

On YouTube, we publish training videos, designed for maximum engagement so that they can be viewed and shared as entertainment.

On this website, we publish articles, created to increase knowledge and awareness of the maritime industry.

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 experienced a complete range of ships locally, working 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.