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Advanced Piloting Course – AP (Advanced Marine Navigation)

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 24, 2022

Schedule details TBD

Advanced Piloting (AP) – Advanced Marine Navigation

ADVANCED PILOTING (AP) continues to build coastal and inland navigation skill, allowing the student to take on more challenging conditions – unfamiliar waters, limited visibility, and extended cruises. GPS is embraced as a primary navigation tool while adding radar, chartplotters, and other electronic navigation tools. As with Piloting, the course includes many in-class exercises, advancing the student’s skill through hands-on practice and learning. Topics covered include:

  • Review of skills learned in Piloting
  • Advanced positioning technique such as advancing a line of position
  • Other electronics: radar, depth sounders, autopilots, chartplotters, laptop computer software, etc.
  • Hazard avoidance techniques using electronics (e.g., “keep out” zones in GPS)
  • Collision avoidance using radar and GPS
  • Working with tides: clearances, depth, effects of current
  • Piloting with wind and currents
  • The “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking that one is on course.

Course to be completed before Memorial Day weekend 2022.

Price:  $120 members, $180 non-members

Contact:  John Crawford – johncr181@gmail.com



May 10
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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John Crawford
Hugh Blair-Smith
Nick Vandemoer


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