This fast-moving workshop covers the essentials of coastal navigation for cruising the Channel Islands, Mexico and beyond. Topics include visual piloting, basic electronics (GPS, radar, depth meters), piloting into new harbors, nighttime navigation, and a special emphasis on fog navigation and ship avoidance. Each of the five classes has confidence-building practical chart work.
Required equipment; Set of parallel rules & dividers, sharp pencil, a copy of Chart Symbols booklet and the chart of Santa Barbara Channel, #18720. These items are available at the local marine supply stores. In-class materials (class notes) are purchased directly from instructor