Nov 23, 2017

Online CoursesBoating 6 – Off Shore Marine Navigation - Level 1

Formerly called – JUNIOR NAVIGATOR

Course Dates: January 8, 2018 to June 18, 2018

Registration Fee: Member Fee $135.00, Non-Member Fee $180.00

When the GPS ceases to work, be guided by the sun.

This is the first of a two-course program of Offshore Navigation for the recreational boater. Learn to use a marine sextant to derive lines of position and a running fix from sights on the sun. When you are boating offshore, remember that GPS is not infallible, nor always available. Be confident when no aids to navigation or land objects are in sight.

A Sextant demonstration will happen prior to classes starting, video recorded and made available during the course period.

This course will be available online through 'Go To Meeting' and facilitated by Past Chief Commander Tony Gardiner with some in class instruction for clarification of the more difficult course information. The specific weekly class time and night of the week to be determined by class participants.

Register Online:

https://www.cps-ecp.ca/public_home.asp?WCE=C=56|K=244341|CAL=225480

For more information and course contact:
Tony Gardner
(416) 483 5209 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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