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Advanced Marine Navigation

January 15 to March 18, 2020

Advanced Marine Navigation (currently offered as "Advanced Piloting") is the second in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation. It continues to build coastal and inland navigation skill, allowing the student to take on more challenging conditions – unfamiliar waters, limited visibility, and extended cruises. GPS is embraced as a primary navigation tool while adding radar, chartplotters, and other electronic navigation tools. As with Marine Navigation, the course includes many in-class exercises, advancing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning. Ten classes of two hours each are scheduled for presentation of this course. In addition the students have seven days to complete the open book exam. Topics covered include:

  • Review of skills learned in Marine Navigation (currently offered as "Piloting")
  • Advanced positioning techniques such as advancing a line of position
  • Other electronics: radar, depth sounders, autopilots, chartplotters, laptop computer software, etc.
  • Hazard avoidance techniques using electronics (e.g., “keep out” zones in GPS)
  • Collision avoidance using radar and GPS
  • Working with tides: clearances, depth, effects of current
  • Piloting with wind and currents

Prerequisite: (Piloting)

Wednesday, Jan 15, 6:45 PM
Registration
7:00 PM
Class Starts
9:00 PM
Class Ends
Wednesday, Mar 18, 9:00 PM
Course ends
Location

USPS Headquarters

1504 Blue Ridge Rd.

Raleigh, NC 27607

(919) 636‑5855

Cost
  • USPS member (includes books): $95.00
  • USPS member (sharing books): $10.00
  • Non-USPS member (includes books): $130.00
  • Non-USPS member (sharing books): $20.00
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For further information, contact:

Harold Lynn Dail

(919) 636‑5855

sailorlynn@yahoo.com