Introduction to Navigation
Learn practical techniques to plan, navigate, and check your progress on the water using nautical charts, GPS and Chartplotters.
We will introduce you to principles and techniques to determine safe routes, creating waypoints in your Chartplotter and other GPS devices, and basic electronic navigation and planning using the free downloadable OpenCPN software. This seminar gives you current skills and is a great foundation to learn more about piloting and celestial navigation.
The student kit includes the Introduction to Navigation booklet with integrated discussion to the instructor PowerPoint classroom presentation, including directions to download navigation charts and the OpenCPN software application.
- Nautical charts
- Waypoint navigation using a chartplotter
- Navigation planning using OpenCPN software
- Navigation while underway
- What to do when things go wrong