Individuals who succesfully complete the course and final test are awarded certificates and cards. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts to individuals who successfully complete this course. Click Here to see the class schedule.
GPS for Mariners is a modern learning experience that focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by a recreational boater. This course is the result of an exciting synergy between textbook's publisher, the book's author and the Auxiliary. The presentation of the course involves inviting course participants who already own hand-held GPS units to bring them to class, increasing interactivity of the educational experience and getting students more involved. Handheld units are provided for those without their own GPS devices. The course includes the book and some terrific PowerPoint support materials. Click Here to see the class schedule.
This course covers—- Radios used on boats; functions of radios; licenses; selecting your VHF-FM radio; installation; operating your VHF-FM; maintain a radio watch; channels have special purposes; some "no no's"; copies of the rules; calling another station; procedure words; phonetic alphabet; routine radio check; distress, urgency, and safety calls; crew training. The course fee is $10 and includes the Course Text Book, and Student Study Guide. Click Here to see the class schedule.
Piloting tools; maps and charts; chart features; your chart's general information block; other charted information; your magnetic compass; position on the earth's surface; locating a point on a chart; distance on the earth's surface; measuring distance; course plotting; sources of compass error; correcting a compass reading; positioning; speed-time-distance; dead reckoning; practice your art. The course fee includes the text book and study guide. Click Here to see the class schedule.
Nothing beats radar for guiding your boat through the darkest night or the thickest fog. Radar enables you to plot a fix from just a single buoy or landmark, and it's is the only navigation tool that tells you not just where you are but who else and what else is out there with you. Today's smaller, affordable, more powerful radars make more sense than ever for sailors and powerboaters.
This course will show you how to:
We hope that this course reflects our years of radar teaching experience both in the classroom and underway. Click Here to see the class schedule.
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