Competency in many areas is necessary to operate a boat safely. This introductory course covers the navigational skills required of boaters on a variety of waterways, from rivers to coastal waters. Topics include the proper use of charts, course plotting, dead reckoning, and basic electronic navigation. Instruments covered include compass, depth meter, LORAN, and GPS. A final exam will be given at the end of the course. Students are responsible for purchasing required materials from the instructor at his/her cost. Text required. Instructor: Captain Susan Smith.
Continuing Education Level
Continuing Ed - Open Classes