The Coastal Navigation course is designed as a
correspondence course to be taken with your
first program or prior to the Coastal / advance
courses. Upon completion of the
correspondence theory, there is a practical
assessment done on the water during
your cruise n' learn. Coastal Navigation
topics include course plotting, bearings
and fixes, variation and deviation, set and drift,
tides and currents, collision regulations and the
use of government publications. This
level is commonly a prerequisite to bareboat chartering.
Pre-requisites - None
Description - The holder is certified as the navigator the be responsible for the safety of his/her vessel and crew, for coastal passages within 50 miles of a safe harbor in coastal/tidal waters where navigational hazard exist day or night with good visibility competent to navigate a cruising vessel safely, in coastal/tidal waters, within 25 miles of safe harbor, by day, using charts, a hand bearing compass, GPS, and navigational aids.