Using Nautical Charts
Learn the basics of reading and using a nautical chart for safe boating whether you’re cruising, going fishing, or just out for the day. Charts include must-have information, including bottom contours, hazards, and aids to navigation, to help you travel safely. Each student receives a Student Guide for the seminar. An optional waterproof flip-fold Chart Symbols and On-the-Water Guide to take along on the boat with you is also available.
- Differences between electronic and paper charts
- What charts show navigators above the water
- Chart information and scales
- What charts show navigators below the water
- Aids to navigation
- Latitude and longitude
- Compass rose
- Planning your route
For the best in boating education, you can take this course either online at your own pace or with qualified experienced instructors in a classroom environment (virtual or physical).