Piloting is the first of Greenwich Sail and Power Squadron‘s courses on navigation. It focuses on navigation as done on recreational boats today and uses GPS as a primary tool while including traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if the GPS fails.
It includes many in-class exercises, developing skills through hands-on practice. Topics include charts and their interpretation, navigation aids, plotting courses and determining direction and distance, the mariner’s compass, use of GPS, pre-planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS, determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning, the “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking that one is on course. Instruction is highly inter-active and customized for each student.
Cost: $115 per student (discounts for families sharing materials)
Start date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
When: 7.00 – 9.00 pm over eight Tuesdays
Where: Greenwich Police HQ, Training Room A, 11 Bruce Place, Greenwich, CT 06830
Lead Instructor: Andy Cummings
Assistants: Ralph Kravitz, Bob Henry, Susan Ryan
Cost includes: Piloting Text Book and The Weekend Navigator, Chart, Plotting equipment.