Marine electronics available today provides the mariner with detailed information about their position, course, speed, traffic, weather, tide, wind and current, but learning to use this information and knowing when to question the data you are receiving requires training.
This course covers the use of electronic aids to navigation such as: GPS, Radar, and chart plotters. The class builds on the students’ understanding of traditional methods of piloting and navigation. Class emphasis is on verification and cross referencing of GPS position data with visual bearings and navigating with Radar. Topics include GPS chart plotters, creating waypoints and routes, radar tuning, observation and plotting The Starpath Radar Trainer simulator will be used in class for demonstrations and practice drills. Students are welcome to bring their own GPS units.
3 Weeks - various schedules
Saturdays, 2 - 5 pm
Wednesdays, 6 - 9 pm
Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm
Online schedule and Registration
Minimum 6 students per class
Coastal Navigation I or equivalent
Radar for Mariners by David Burch
$75 (text & not included)