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The Gulf Stream A Navigator’s Perspective Sat May 13th

A discussion of the navigational challenges of Gulf Stream and Florida Current sailing.

W. Frank Bohlen, Instructor (3 hour course)

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  • Course Overview
  • Topics Discussed
  • Certification
Lecture will be combined with hands-on exercises and selected read-ahead materials with full consideration of the effects of sensory overload on the life of the Navigator.
  • Stream Location and Structure
  • Governing Factors
  • Influence on local weather and sea state
  • Sources of information
  • Routing strategies and the role of computer models and routing software
  • Certification: Upon course completion you will receive a Landfall Navigation Marine Training Center certificate of completion in Navigating The Gulf Stream

    Notes: Handouts and guidance on read-ahead materials will be provided.