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3. Advanced Piloting

This all-new course 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 Piloting, the course includes many in-class exercises, advancing the student's skills through hands-on practice and learning.

Topics covered include:
  • Review of skills learned in Piloting
  • Advanced positioning techniques such as advancing a line of position
  • Other electronics: radar, depth sounders, autopilots, chartplotters, 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
  • The "Seaman's Eye" - simple skills for checking that one is on course

The next Advanced Piloting Course is not yet scheduled.
Rickards Home
8076 Priem Rd
Strongsville, OH   44136

For more information contact:
 SEO:  Barb Spraggins  216-520-3599
 instructor:  Wayne Powers

Public Price: $95.00

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Member Price: $45.00

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