Education and Training

2020 Training and Education Sessions

Navigation Workshop

March 7, 2020


Join us for a hands-on Navigation Workshop, where you will learn basic coastal piloting and traditional navigation techniques. You’ll leave ready to plot your position and course on a paper chart just in case your GPS goes out. No prior experience required. A Women Only workshop.

This hands-on Navigation Workshop will cover:

  • The role of piloting and DR in a GPS world
  • Anatomy of the Nautical Chart
  • Chart scale and symbology
  • Using a compass, chart and simple plotting tools
  • Location by latitude and longitude
  • Position plotting on a Mercator chart
  • Speed time and distance—a DR tradition
  • Working with a hand bearing compass
  • Developing a no-electronics navigator’s backup plan

Mobile Device Nav Apps



A review of Navionics and AquaMaps navigation applications for Android and Apple iOS tablets and phones.  Attendees are encouraged to have one or both of the applications downloaded to their devices before attending.

  • Basic chart layouts
  • In app purchase options
  • Routes and tracks
  • AIS integration
  • ActiveCaptain Integration
  • Route Planing