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Basic Coastal Navigation Seminar – BCN

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on February 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm

BCN Class Flyer – Orleans Yacht Club – 2020

Basic Coastal Navigation Seminar (BCN) – 2 Tuesday nights starting on February 18, 2020 ending on February 25th.  No final exam.

Today, electronics have radically changed navigation, but understanding the basics helps you gain confidence in your equipment and your own skills.

In this seminar, you’ll learn practical techniques to plan, navigate, and check your progress on the water. You will develop situational awareness skills using your eyes and navigation tools to quickly point to your position on a chart, and be able to use backup techniques when the electronics become suspect. This seminar will help both captain and crew to navigate safely and comfortably.

What’s included?

  • An overview of electronic navigation
  • GPS- what it tells us
  • Waypoint navigation fundamentals
  • Charts – what you need to know
  • Navigation aids
  • Water depth and tides
  • Course corrections
  • Situation awareness
  • Solving for course, speed and distance
  • 24-hour clock


CONTACT:  John Crawford at johncr181@gmail.com (508-240-4603)

ON-LINE REGISTRATION:  https://americasboatingclub.org/find-a-course-near-you

Fee: $40 for non-ABClub members, $20 for ABClub members.


February 25
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Orleans Yacht Club
39 Cove Road
Orleans, MA 02653 United States
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