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Educational Department
- Offshore Navigation -

Lamp of Learning

 

Navigation Course Downloads

See the Educational Department Help page to obtain a free viewer for PDF files.
Important note:  When you print PDF files, be sure to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader "print" function and not your browser's print function.  Also, to ensure that figures are printed accurately, please ensure that the check box labeled "Fit to page" in the Adobe "Print" dialog box is unchecked.  If the box is checked, the diagram sizes may be adjusted to fit the paper size, distorting images such as the accurately plotted DWAS meridians that should be exactly 4" apart.

Course Updates

There is an errata sheet dated 26 September 2016 (87KB, PDF) for the N15 Student Manual and Instructor slides.

There is an errata sheet dated 25 Jul 2016 (71KB, PDF) for the N09 Student Manual.

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Procedural Guide for Checking N Sight Folders

For those who need additional copies of the complete Sight Checkers Guide for Nav 09, you may download an Adobe Acrobat version. We recommend that you save the PDF file (752KB) to your local machine by right clicking and choosing a "Save" option from the choices presented to you.

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N15 Forms

The following forms are available for downloading and use.  Click on the form abbreviation to download it.  For double sided forms (SRs, NSK and SL), please print or copy them onto a single sheet of paper before filling them in for submission to Headquarters with your sight folder.

N15 Forms
N15 Form N15 Abbreviation Purpose
N Key to Sights 
NSK 15
(449B)
Used to indicate which sights were used to fulfill N requirements  (This form must be submitted as a single, double sided sheet.)
Sight Verification NSV 15
(199KB)
Used by sight checker to state conformance of sights
Meridian Transit MT 07
(28KB)
Used to precompute time of transit and to compute Latitude
Sight Log SL 08
(183KB)
Used to record sight data  (This form must be submitted as a single, double sided sheet.)
Re-Sight Verification 
RSV 08
(214KB)
Used with sight resubmittals to indicate corrections were done
Simplified Traverse
Traverse 09
(175KB)
Used in computing a position, such as when plotting sheets aren't available or usable in emergency navigation
Deck Log
DL 09
(221KB)
Used to record vessel information in practice cruise and exam
Sight Reduction Form - LOC/NASR SR-96A
(1248KB)
Used to reduce sights for submission in the Student Sight Folder  (This form must be submitted as a single, double sided sheet.)
Constant Latitude Scale Plotting Sheet
CLS
(74KB)
Used to plot sights for submission in the Student Sight Folder
Star Finder Form

Star Finder Form
(43KB)

(Optional) Useful in preparing students to take sights for their sight folders.  Completing this form in advance of taking sights allows students to plan exactly what bodies they want to "shoot" for maximum efficiency when down at "the beach".

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N15 Homework and Quizzes in PowerPoint Files

The following PPTX files are provided as an alternative or supplement to the PDF files on the N15 Instructor CD. Thanks go to Nelson Guillemette of Canadian Sail and Power Squadrons for developing these files. (18 May 16)

Chapter Homework File Quiz File
1 n15_chap-1-hw_160328 (82KB) - - -
2 n15_chap-2-hw_160328 (82KB) n15_chap-2-quiz_160329 (77KB)
3 n15_chap-3-hw_160408 (570KB) n15_chap-3-quiz_160409 (81KB)
4 n15_chap-4-hw_160410 (560KB) n15_chap-4-quiz_160410 (68KB)
5 n15_chap-5-hw_160410 (575KB) n15_chap-5-quiz_160410 (71KB)
6 n15_chap-6-hw_160411 (134KB) n15_chap-6-quiz_160412 (399KB)
7 n15_chap-7-hw_160411 (148KB) n15_chap-7-quiz_160412 ( 78KB)
8 n15_chap-8-hw_160424 (1410KB) - - -
9 n15_chap-9-practice-cruise-planning_160504 (7256KB)
n15_chap-9-practice-cruise-underway_160516 (6512KB)

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N09 Forms

The following forms are available for downloading and use.  Click on the form abbreviation to download it.  For double sided forms (SRs, NSK and SL), please print or copy them onto a single sheet of paper before filling them in for submission to Headquarters with your sight folder.

N09 Forms
N09 Form N09 Abbreviation Purpose
N Key to Sights 
NSK 09
(244B)
Used to indicate which sights were used to fulfill N requirements  (This form must be submitted as a single, double sided sheet.)
Sight Verification NSV 08
(211KB)
Used by sight checker to state conformance of sights
Meridian Transit MT 07
(28KB)
Used to precompute time of transit and to compute Latitude
Sight Log SL 08
(151KB)
Used to record sight data  (This form must be submitted as a single, double sided sheet.)
Re-Sight Verification 
RSV 08
(209KB)
Used with sight resubmittals to indicate corrections were done
Simplified Traverse
Traverse 09
(175KB)
Used in computing a position, such as when plotting sheets aren't available or usable in emergency navigation
Deck Log
DL 09
(221KB)
Used to record vessel information in practice cruise and exam
Sight Reduction Form - LOC/NASR SR-96A
(1248KB)
Used to reduce sights for submission in the Student Sight Folder  (This form must be submitted as a single, double sided sheet.)
Constant Latitude Scale Plotting Sheet
CLS
(74KB)
Used to plot sights for submission in the Student Sight Folder
Star Finder Form

Star Finder Form
(43KB)

(Optional) Useful in preparing students to take sights for their sight folders.  Completing this form in advance of taking sights allows students to plan exactly what bodies they want to "shoot" for maximum efficiency when down at "the beach".

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Work Sheets


Mid Latitude Sailing Worksheet (113KB) Time Diagram (19KB)

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The Capn "Yellow Sheets" Installation Instructions

Installation instructions (30KB, PDF) for The Capn program are included with N09 Student Kits, but are available here if needed. The instructions also contain important information on getting support for installation issues with The Capn. (10 Oct 13)

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