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Compass on Map  
Introduction to Coastal Navigation


This course covers charts, aids to navigation, basic navigational math, line of position, position fixing, bearings, current vectors and some GPS.

The 2018 class will meet from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. the five Thursday evenings in August at the Hamilton Creek Marina building.  For the course, you will need a few items. The course book, Coastal Navigation, can be ordered from US Sailing. You will also need a training chart that your instructor will have for $8. And, you will need a basic set of plotting tools including a parallel ruler, dividers and a plotter. West Marine has a package for about $45 (West Marine) or search for the Weems & Plath Basic Navigation Set from your favorite retailer. You may also want to get a “hand held compass” (either puck-type or pistol grip).

Due to space requirements, registration is limited to twelve persons.  Registration is only through the instructor, Kenny Cooper, by e-mailing or by phone/text at 615-330-0844.