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Basic Navigation and Piloting
NB0220
This two-day class is for everyone from novice to experienced boaters looking for formal training in piloting and navigation. Students receive lecture and hands-on training utilizing charts, plotting tools, government publications and workbook exercises. Upon completion of the class, students are able to plot a course, create a route log, plot their position by various types of fixes, calculate time, speed & distance, and perform set and drift vectors. Participants learn the same techniques used in the plotting module of the USCG deck officer license exam.

Topics:

  • Chart orientation 
  • Use of government publications such as: Tide Tables, Tidal Current Tables, Light List, Coast Pilot, Notice to Mariners, Navigation Rules, Chart No. 1 
  • Plotting positions 
  • Creating routes 
  • Plotting three-bearing fixes, running fixes and electronic fixes 
  • Understanding aids to navigation 
  • Rules of the Road 
  • Trip planning (use of cruising guides, planning fuel stops, etc.) 
  • Dead Reckoning 
  • Time, speed and distance 
  • Set and drift vectors
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Starts Starts: 2/15/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Basic Navigation and Piloting
NB0320
This two-day class is for everyone from novice to experienced boaters looking for formal training in piloting and navigation. Students receive lecture and hands-on training utilizing charts, plotting tools, government publications and workbook exercises. Upon completion of the class, students are able to plot a course, create a route log, plot their position by various types of fixes, calculate time, speed & distance, and perform set and drift vectors. Participants learn the same techniques used in the plotting module of the USCG deck officer license exam.

Topics:

  • Chart orientation 
  • Use of government publications such as: Tide Tables, Tidal Current Tables, Light List, Coast Pilot, Notice to Mariners, Navigation Rules, Chart No. 1 
  • Plotting positions 
  • Creating routes 
  • Plotting three-bearing fixes, running fixes and electronic fixes 
  • Understanding aids to navigation 
  • Rules of the Road 
  • Trip planning (use of cruising guides, planning fuel stops, etc.) 
  • Dead Reckoning 
  • Time, speed and distance 
  • Set and drift vectors
More
Starts Starts: 3/14/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Location Location:
Intro to Celestial Navigation
NC0220
In this 2-day celestial navigation class, students receive both lecture and hands-on instruction utilizing a sextant, the Nautical Almanac, sight reduction tables and calculator. This course provides boaters with an overview of the celestial sky and a practical method for finding their position at sea without depending on GPS.

Topics:

  • Introduction to the celestial triangle (GP, LHA, Dec, AP) 
  • Relating time and arc 
  • Measuring altitude and recording time 
  • Taking Sights with a Sextant 
  • Using the Nautical Almanac & Publication 229 (Sight Reduction Tables) 
  • Reducing Sights by Calculator Method 
  • Celestial Body Identification
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Starts Starts: 2/22/2020 9:00 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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