The DYNamic NAVigation [DYNAV] methodology is the International Standard for fast craft navigation. It facilitates 'Standardisation for Interoperability [S4I] between individuals, organisations and Nations. Although it is a simple concept, its execution, particularly in poor sea conditions and in littoral / coastal / riverine environments requires specific training delivered by expert instructors and coaches.
The initial DYNAV Theory Course provides the fundamental theory and methodology that underpins high-tempo marine operations. The course provides a modular benchmark for individuals to progress onto either simulation or on-water training. The course also provides managers with a thorough understanding of the training requirements of their employees and C2 system requirements to support acquisition / procurements.
DYNAV is a fundamental part of fast craft Command & Control [C2]. The DYNAV C2 Course provides the knowledge and competencies for the practical on-water implementation of the DYNAV methodology. The course may be delivered as a stand alone course or as part of a comprehensive fast craft operators course.
Simulation is a recognised training tool used in a number of sectors. It supports DYNAV training and the maintenance of competences via a number of system options. These include:
Although simulation can be a highly effective training tool, it is only effective when used in conjunction with an appropriate training curriculum and assessment scheme, delivering the required outcomes and competencies.
Simulation offers a number of advantages to training and operating organisations, these include:
Transforming the simple DYNAV methodology into on-water team competence requires experienced instructors / trainers.
It is essential that DYNAV competence is maintained by effective practice. Individuals and teams will develop initial competence but must consolidate and enhance their proficiency with continious practice supported by coaching.
The fast craft sector continues to see enhances in boats, systems and training tools. The professional crew need to keep abreast of these developments and engage with enhancing their own competence via the recognised Continuing Professional Development [CPD] process.
To deliver the recognised DYNAV training it is essential to have competent DYNAV trainers. In addition to being good trainers and coaches, the instructors need to understand and be provided with the skills and materials to deliver DYNAV training. 20KTS+ delivers material. resources and support for DYNAV T3. For an example of the 20KTS+ DYNAV resources see the DYNAV Training Manual.