BASIC COASTAL NAVIGATION
Today, electronics have radically changed navigation, but understanding the basics helps you gain confidence in your equipment and your own skills.
In this seminar, you’ll learn practical techniques to plan, navigate, and check your progress on the water. You will develop situational awareness skills using your eyes and navigation tools to quickly point to your position on a chart, and be able to use backup techniques when the electronics become suspect. This seminar will help both captain and crew to navigate safely and comfortably.
The seminar kit contains a Seminar Notes booklet and an optional The Weekend Navigator textbook.
- An overview of electronic navigation
- GPS – what it tells us
- Waypoint navigation fundamentals
- Charts - what you need to know
- Navigation aids
- Water depth and tides
- Course corrections
- Situation awareness
- Solving for course, speed and distance
- 24-hour clock
Note: This seminar may not be available in all squadrons, since it is being replaced by the new seminar, Introduction to Navigation.