April 2007

Weekend Navigator Coastal Navigation Course

The Fast, Easy Way To Master Boat Navigation

Thanks to modern electronic navigation tools, getting from one place to another on the water has never been faster, easier, or safer.

And, thanks to this 16-hour, two consecutive Saturdays Weekend Navigator Coastal Navigation Course, learning to use these tools quickly and correctly is now easier than ever! This intense but completely practical, step-by-step course gets you out on the water quickly and lets you perfect your navigation skills while you enjoy your precious hours afloat.

Ideal for inland and coastal cruisers, sportfishers, and aspiring recreational boaters, this innovative course features easy-to-use, quick-reference texts and PowerPoint presentations that help you operate your GPS, depth sounder, and radar and interpret what they tell you.

You’ll learn how to use your electronics to navigate waterways, discover waypoint navigation techniques that let you choose a destination, plot a course, and monitor your progress as you go.

You’ll also learn how to plot GPS positions both on paper and on digital charts, determine the range and bearing of your destination, avoid underwater hazards and make a seamless transition to chart-and-compass navigation if your electronics fail.

The course is taught by experienced and certified United States Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors in a comfortable and easily accessible location at the Town of Paradise Valley Police Station, 6433 East Lincoln Drive.

The $150 course fee includes 16 hours of instruction, two text books, reference materials, beverages, donuts and coffee in the morning and lunch, April 28 and May 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration for the course closes on April 14. To reserve your space, send your check or money order payable to Flotilla 10-11, U.S. Coast Guard Aux., 6021 N. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.

For more information, call (480) 948-5484.