Chester County Night School

Marine Navigation

Often called "piloting", the course covers the basics of coastal and inland navigation. It teaches navigation for recreational boating and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool, while covering traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course includes many in-class exercises, developing the student's skills through hands-on practice and learning. Some of the topics covered will include: charts and their interpretation; navigation aids and how they point to safe water; plotting courses and determining direction and distance; mariner's compass and converting between true and magnetic; use of GPS, including typical GPS displays and information they provide.

Dates:March 16 - May 4, 2020   
Number of Sessions:7
Meets:M : 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:Rustin H.S.
Instructor:James Heckman

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