Coastal Navigation Clinics
Three hands-on Practical Navigation clinics
Practical Navigation Clinics teach the physical art of navigation while incorporating veteran navigators' tricks and techniques. Navigation is fairly easy to learn, but often more difficult to really plan and do while sailing - these clinics blend online knowledge training with practical clinics that include knowledge Q&A, practical instruction and hands-on practice.
Coastal Navigation teaches you how to plan a trip, plot highly efficient courses, and avoid the multitude of hazards using a variety of tools and knowledge. When sailors learn to use currents, tides and weather to their advantage then cruising truly becomes an art. "Wind and Waves favor the ablest navigator..."
Each clinic builds upon NauticEd's online Coastal Navigation course modules. Simply, learn online at your own pace and then get hands-on training.
Attend all or any clinics to learn and refresh navigational skills and pro tricks!
Clinic 1: The Basics, Navigation Tools, and Taking Bearings
Price: $100 per student, approx. 4 hours
Review the basics and become competent in taking and plotting bearings. The clinic includes into plotting GPS, two and three point, running fixes. Figuring out "Where am I?" with navigation tools and then getting from "here" to "there" is key to becoming a competent navigator!
In the Clinic: Atons, tools, taking and plotting fixes See Practical exercises Online: Navigation Basics and Techniques See online topics Module 1: Navigation Introduction Module 2: Navigation Techniques
Online: Navigation Basics and Techniques See online topics
Module 1: Navigation Introduction
Module 2: Navigation Techniques
Clinic 2: Tides & Currents
Price: $100 per student, approx. 4 hours
Knowing how the water is flowing is critical: all of the planning for a voyage, making passages and even day sails are affected by water flow and depth. This clinic will review tide and current prediction tables, and students will learn how to quantify currents and leeway to become competent with adjusting for these effects while plotting safe and concise courses.
In the Clinic: Tides, Currents and plotting/adjusting See Practical exercises Online: Currents & Tides and Passage Planning See online topics Module 3: Currents and Tides Module 4: Passage Planning
Online: Currents & Tides and Passage Planning See online topics
Module 3: Currents and Tides
Module 4: Passage Planning
Clinic 3: Planning
Price: $50 per non-registered student - approx. 2 hours
Put all of the Navigation knowledge together, plot a short passage and build a trip planner. Careful and diligent planning makes for a safer and more enjoyable sail, and helps sailors quickly adapt to deviations arising from life and sailing's little quirks. The students will execute a short virtual run along this plan to gain for a feel for the real world applications.
In the Clinic:
- Actual Plotting a Short Trip - using all the techniques!
- Hints and Tips On How to Be a Practical Navigator
- Keys to Planning and Executing A Safe Comfortable Sail
Online: Module 5, Practical Exercises
Prices & Registration
Knowledge Prerequisite: NauticEd's Coastal Navigation (online) or equivalent knowledge training - online is purchased separately.... Note: the online course applies to all the clinics and is purchased separately to accommodate students who may already have NauticEd or equivalent training.
- Extensive and essential knowledge for Coastal Navigation
- This Sailing Course takes approximately 10 hours of total time to complete
- Take as long as you need to complete
- Return as many times as you like to review
- Take the online test as many times as you like
- Adds the Coastal Navigation Endorsement to your Sailing Certificate
- Required for Bareboat Chartering
- More information at NauticEd
NauticEd's Online Coastal Navigation: $39.00 per student. To purchase NauticEd's online Nav, <click here> and purchase from NauticEd.
- Clinic 1, The Basics, Navigation Tools, and Taking Bearings: $100 per student
- Clinic 2, Tides & Currents: $100 per student
- Clinic 3, Planning: $50 per student
*Note: online purchased separately
To Register: Select a date below, complete the form/payment, and we'll follow-up with you. Certainly ask us questions!
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