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Coastal Navigation

Coastal  Navigation




The Coastal Navigation course is designed as a

correspondence course to be taken with your

first program or prior to the Coastal / advance

courses. Upon completion of the

correspondence theory, there is a practical

assessment done on the water during

your cruise n' learn. Coastal Navigation

topics include course plotting, bearings

and fixes, variation and deviation, set and drift,

tides and currents, collision regulations and the

use of government publications. This

level is commonly a prerequisite to bareboat chartering.


Pre-requisites - None


Description - The holder is certified as the navigator the be responsible for the safety of his/her vessel and crew, for coastal passages within 50 miles of a safe harbor in coastal/tidal waters where navigational hazard exist day or night with good visibility competent to navigate a cruising vessel safely, in coastal/tidal waters, within 25 miles of safe harbor, by day, using charts, a hand bearing compass, GPS, and navigational aids. 









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