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Marine Navigation Course

Learn the essentials of safe coastal and inland navigation using basic GPS in conjunction with charts and other marine data. The Marine Navigation course teaches you how to use the GPS along with traditional dead reckoning techniques for planning and laying out safe routes, as well as ensuring that you are on-course while underway.


What's included?

  • Charts and their interpretation

  • Landmarks and navigation aids (buoys, daymarks, lights, etc)

  • Plotting courses and determining direction and distance

  • The mariner's compass and converting between True and Magnetic

  • Use of GPS - basic GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS course

  • Pre-planning courses and entering them into the GPS

  • Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning

  • The "Seaman's Eye" - simple skills for checking that one is on course

The fee for this course is $95 for Neptune Boating Club members and $150 for non-members.
This course will start on Monday, October 16th and meet from 7 PM to 9 PM.   

Location: Britannia Yachting Center, 81 Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY 11768

This course will start on Monday, October 16th  and meet from 7 PM to 9 PM. The class runs for 10 weeks followed by a take-home exam which you will have a week to complete. 

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