In Coastal Navigation 2 you will build on the skills learned in Navigation 1. New topics will include current navigation (tides and tidal current calculation); set and drift, and the ability to offset their effect on your vessel. The second three weeks will cover GPS, navigation by rader, and passage planning on a chart plotter. The radar and chart plotter segments of the course will utilize simulations on the school’s computers. The use of a Deck Log and Navigational Publications will also be discussed. A limited number of GPS units will be available for practice in class. Students are welcome to bring their own GPS units.
Navigation requires a high degree of accuracy and confidence, so expect to practice your newly learned skills through homework assignments each week.
Mon. and Thurs., 6:30 – 9:30pm
Online schedule and Registration
Minimum 12 students per class
Coastal Navigation 1 or equivalent experience
Piloting & Dead Reckoning 4th ed. and the supplies listed for Coastal Navigation 1
$133 (text, tools and materials not included)