Event Name: Marine Navigation
Squadron: Annapolis Sail & Power Squadron
Location: - - ASPS Online via Zoom - -

Start Date & Time: 2024-03-19 18:45:00
End Date & Time: 2024-05-14 21:00:00
Event Description: Marine Navigation - New Piloting Replacement: Marine Navigation is the first of the navigational classes focusing on techniques for piloting a boat incoastal and inland conditions. The course emphasizes planning and checking along with the use of GPS and other electronic systems for determining position, and introduces digital charting along with traditional charting, compass, and dead reckoning skills. Plotting, use of the compass, aids to navigation, electronic tools and a host of related topics are included in this all-new approach to coastal, inland and river piloting. This course uses the Bowditch Bay practice chart and local charts, the USPS 4"X15" plotter and dividers. Computer with OpenCPN must be student provided. The Student Kit includes the Student Manual, the Plotting and Labeling Standards Learning Guide and instructions for downloading, installing, and using OpenCPN. OpenCPN is a free, marine navigation program that is state-of-the-art and in wide use by commercial and recreational boating enthusiasts. OpenCPN runs on a variety of environments, including Windows, Android tablets and phones, and MAC OS, but not iPhones or iPads. (The larger screens of desktop or laptop computers work best.)
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