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Are you coming to our Coastal Navigation Course for women later this month?

Check out our stylish new SisterShip Navigation Pouches! Available online soon (in our store)! More items coming soon!

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Here’s our 2-day course content:

WHERE ON EARTH ARE WE?

What do the Co-ordinates Mean?

Latitude

How are the Angles Measured

Longitude (Meridians)

How are the Angles Measured?

The Great Circle

LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE

Degrees, Minutes, and Seconds – Decimalise Example

DISTANCE

Nautical Mile/One Minute of Latitude

DIRECTION

The Degree

SPEED DISTANCE TIME

Formula and Calculations

Speed, Distance, Time

CHARTS –Purpose

It answers the question, “Where am I?”

Features/Chart Errors

Zone of Confidence (ZOC) Are your chart depths and seafloor features accurate?

Possible errors in depths

Defining Positions

SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS

CHART WORK

Navigation Equipment

PLOTTING BY LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE

How to Plot Your Position

POSITION FIXING BY BEARING AND DISTANCE

BEARINGS/Direction

True Bearings

Finding your Course

Direction and Bearings

Reciprocal Course

THE COMPASS – TRUE TO COMPASS AND COMPASS TO TRUE

True North and Magnetic North

Cardinal points and steering

Points of a compass

True chart work

Variation and Deviation

BEARINGS

Hand-Bearing Compass

THREE BEARING FIX

Cocked Hat

POSITION BY BEARING AND DISTANCE

Relative Bearings

DEDUCED RECKONING (DR) AND ESTIMATED POSITION (EP)

POSITION – ESTIMATED POSITION (EP)

POSITION – RUNNING FIX

DOUBLE THE ANGLE OFF THE BOW

THE TRANSIT BEARING

SET AND DRIFT

LEEWAY

There will be plenty of hands-on practice and some fun. Hope to see you there.

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