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GPS for Mariners Seminar

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Program DescriptionGPS for Mariners Seminar

This is a three hour hands-on presentation for graduates of our About Boating Safely programs.

It builds upon what you learned in the About Boating Safely, and expands on the the principals of navigation and on how to understand and use a Nautical Chart.

GPS for Mariners (GPSFM) is a modern learning experience that focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by the recreational boater. This course is the result of an exciting synergy between textbook's publisher, the book's author, and the Auxiliary.
This class is so effective that even those not possessing Chart Plotters will learn how to use one for practical recreational boating.
The principals you will learn will enable you to understand your GPS or Chart Plotter.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary About Boating Safely    Topics Covered

    • GPS Navigation Basics
    • GPS Waypoint Navigation
    • Route Planing
    • Chartplotting
    • Navigation Software Systems
    • Reading the Nautical Chart
    • We will use a local chart to plan a trip
    • Understanding Latitude and Longitude
    • Finding Latitude and Longitude
    • Distance, Speed and Time Calculations



For further information or to register:

Please contact: Henry Cespedes, Staff Officer Public Education
email: fsope@flotilla67.org
or telephone: 305-428-2453 Ext. 2

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