Can you navigate home successfully when your chartplotter and GPS fail at the most inopportune moment? Learn essential, paper and pencil navigation techniques plus electronic navigation and how to integrate both for ease, safe and successful near-coastal passage making.
Coastal Navigation is designed to acquaint you with all the tools, publications and skills required for successful coastal navigation, both with and without electronic aids. It consists of classroom work focusing on the theory, practice, and procedures of navigation and piloting. Learn to take advantage of tides and currents to speed you to your destination. You will be challenged with a major plotting exercise to demonstrate and teach the concepts.
Types of charts and projections
Reading the nautical chart information
Plotting and course determination
Compass: variation, deviation, compass error,
TVMDC conversions from chart to compass heading
Calculating distance, speed and time
Determining position using 3 bearing fix
Establishing a running fix
Preparing for a trip: Publications, Weather and Tide planning, Provisions and Stores
Electronic Navigation: using GPS, Chart Plotter, Depth Sounders, VHF, and Radar
Facilitator: Captain Lori Rainaldi
Tuition: N/A: This Class Is Not being Taught in 2013
Certification: Upon course completion you will receive:
A Landfall Navigation Marine Training Center certificate of completion
A Connecticut Coastal Boater Decal to be placed on their Safe Boating Certificate or Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation
Notes: In addition to the provided materials you must have or acquire the following tools and items: (click for link)
Dividers (one or two-handed version – 7” recommended) [NP170]
Pencils (mechanical w/0.5 or 0.7 mm leads are recommended) [NP1141]
Erasers (soft eraser)
Calculator (battery or solar)
All of these items are available for purchase at Landfall Navigation. Please call in advance of the course to purchase for shipping to you or to have us set aside the equipment for you to pick up on the day of the course.
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