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

Seven Hills, Ohio 44131

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The next Advanced Piloting Course begins:

Mar 11, 2019 @ 7:00pm

6195 Carlyle Drive