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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

May 11, 2019

This three-day workshop will provide a hands-on approach to determining your position using charts and features in the water and ashore, including an introduction to latitude and longitude; interpretation of nautical chart symbols, height, and depth information; plotting courses and bearings; computing speed, time, and distance; and basic planning for a passage.

Charts will be provided; navigation instruments will be available for use during class and loan. If you have your own instruments, by all means bring them to class. If you do not have any, do not purchase any until after the first class.

Course will be taught by Captain R.M. “Max” Maxwell. Class meets in the Susan P. Howell Classroom, below the Treworgy Planetarium.