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Feb. 02, 2019

Basic Coastal Navigation

Instruction on the fundamentals of coastal navigation from the perspective that the student has no current knowledge of navigation techniques. A must for anyone intending to do any coastal cruising. Topics covered include: latitude/longitude, compass theory, variation and deviation, navigation tools, charts, bearing conversion, distance/speed/time calculations, 3 point fixes, basic tide and current theory, proper plotting techniques, and more. This 8-hour curriculum includes 2 to 3 hours of hands-on chart work using skills taught. All materials included. 

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  • Bob Crosby
  • bob.crosby@marinemax.com
  • 781-875-3619

Feb. 02, 2019

  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Instruction on the fundamentals of coastal navigation from the perspective that the student has no current knowledge of navigation techniques. A must for anyone intending to do any coastal cruising. Topics covered include: latitude/longitude, compass theory, variation and deviation, navigation tools, charts, bearing conversion, distance/speed/time calculations, 3 point fixes, basic tide and current theory, proper plotting techniques, and more. This 8-hour curriculum includes 2 to 3 hours of hands-on chart work using skills taught. All materials included.