Coastal Navigation Course
This course will prepare you for the navigation portion of the U.S.C.G. captain's license exam. It will also prepare you for the Coastal Navigation Standard Exam (ASA 105). And, it will show you how to get your boat to your favorite waterfront restaurant, safely and on time.
The navigation course is a combination of a printed text/workbook for home study, sample and real time chart work, online animated demonstrations and testing.
Topics covered in the course include:
The course includes all the above listed chapters, excerpts from Tide and Current Tables, the Coast Pilot, Light List and Local Notice to Mariners. This material is bound in a Nautical Know How Coastal Navigation Course loose-leaf binder. Sample and full size training charts are included. There is additional online information, tips, tricks and tools, online multiple choice quizzes and online answers with step-by-step explanations for each chapter's charting exercises.
To see actual pages from the workbook, click on the thumbnails below.
You will start with 7 simple charts to learn the basics of reading and plotting on a nautical chart.
You will then progress through 11 detailed mini-charts (sections from full-size charts) as your navigation skills grow.
By completing the exercises in the workbook and practicing your charting skills, you will be ready to "put it all together" on a full-size 1210 TR chart.
The course includes text/workbook, sample charts, color mini-charts, a full size 1210 TR training chart and access to the Navigation web site for registered students. Upon successful completion, you will receive a Course Diploma/certificate of completion (suitable for framing).
We can no longer answer specific navigation questions by email, but all the information is available online.
We are very pleased to announce that this course has been chosen for use as a textbook by the Faculty of Maritime Studies at Vestfold College, Tonsberg, Norway.
Some comments from students about this course:
"Thoroughly enjoyed the course and learned a lot. Material was very good and lessons lent repetitive practice on skills covered in earlier chapters. I'd highly recommend this to any yachtsman."
"Great course - we bought the hard copies of Coastal and Basic and found them both to be very well written from an instructional point of view. As a commercial pilo
t I thought the manuals were excellent!!"
"Thanks for a great course! I learned more than anticipated. Now I'm off to find a location to take the captain's license exam."
"I am, of course, very pleased to have
passed the final exam. More importantly, I both enjoyed taking the course
and learning an important element of boating safety. The course materials,
both written and online, were easy to follow and made understanding clear.
I particularly liked the graphic illustrations and sample charts."
"Great Course! Challenging! Need certificate to challenge ASA & do planned Advanced Coastal Cruising course in 2 weeks. Thanks."
"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. I appreciated all your feedback. My learning does not stop here; it is just the beginning. I appreciate your mentoring. Thanks."
"This is the first step to a Captain's license for me. It has been enjoyable and informative."
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Coastal Navigation Course
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Optional Tool Set
An optional Navigation Tool Set is available in the event that you do not already have the necessary plotting tools. This mix of plotting tools is a very good value and was created by Weems and Plath specifically for the Nautical Know How Coastal Navigation Course.
Set comes packaged in a durable plastic storage pouch. $49.50 - shipped free with the Navigation Course.
Coastal Navigation Course with the Navigation Tool Set