Boating 6 – Off Shore Marine Navigation Level 1
Formerly – Junior Navigator
When the GPS ceases to work, be guided by the sun.
This is the first of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation for the recreational boater. Learn to use a marine sextant to derive lines of position and a running fix from sights on the sun. When you are boating offshore, remember that GPS is not infallible, nor always available. Be confident when no aids to navigation or land objects are in sight.
See course table of contents.
|Contact Name||Barry McClinchey|
The extras you will need are as follows:
- The use of a marine sextant for your final sight folder prior to exam.
- The Nautical Almanac for the year that you take your sights.
- An accurate timepiece, for the sight taking.
- Drafting instruments for the cruise layout or other course plotter or parallel rules.
- Hand held calculator with scientific notation.
- Optional: PC and the Maptech CD for basic plotting on the computer.
- The program above is included and used with the N course if you follow through.