Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Navigation Chart Orientation

    • Module Preparation

    • Lesson 1: Flattening the Globe

    • Lesson 2: Navigation Charts

    • Lesson 3: Chart Orientation

    • Lesson 4: Chart Scales

    • Lesson 5: Online Chart Catalog

    • Lesson 6: Chart Symbols

    • Lesson 7: Electronic Navigation Charts

    • Lesson 8: Custom Printed ENCs

    • Lesson 9: Chart Apps

    • Module 1 Homework

  • 2

    Module 2: Aids to Navigation

    • Module 2 Preparation & Materials

    • Lesson 1: Two Systems - Three Structures

    • Lesson 2: Lateral Aids to Navigation

    • Lesson 3: Preferred Channel Navigation Aids

    • Lesson 4: Non-Lateral Aids to Navigation

    • Lesson 5: Cardinal Rules

    • Lesson 6: Field Trip!

  • 3

    Module 3: Latitude, Longitude and Position

    • Module 3 Overview & Materials

    • Lesson 1: Tools - Your Portland Plotter

    • Lesson 2: Tools - Your Dividers

    • Lesson 3: Latitude & Longitude

    • Lesson 4: Navigation Hygiene

    • Lesson 5: Finding Lat/Long for a Position

    • Lesson 6: Plotting a Position from Latitude and Longitude

  • 4

    Module 4: Distance, Direction & Plotting Courses

    • About "Recorded Live" Sessions

    • Lesson 1: Distance "Recorded Live"

    • Lesson 2: True vs Magnetic Direction "Recorded Live"

    • Lesson 3: Magnetic Conversions "Recorded Live"

    • Lesson 4: Plotting Magnetic Courses "Recorded Live"

    • Lesson 5: Course, Heading, Track, Bearing

  • 5

    Module 5: Dead Reckoning

    • Lesson 1: Dead Reckoning Overview

    • Lesson 2: Time-Distance-Speed

    • Lesson 3: Getting Distance from a Log

    • Lesson 4: Dead Reckoning Practice

    • Lesson 5: The Ship's Log

  • 6

    Module 6: Finding Yourself

    • Lesson 1: The WHY of Knowing Where You Are

    • Lesson 2: Module 2 Overview & Cardinal Rules

    • Lesson 3: Eyeball Navigation

    • Lesson 4: Bearings

    • Lesson 5: The Cross Bearing Fix

    • Lesson 6: Other Fixes

  • 7

    Module 7: Tides Go Up and Down

    • Lesson 1: Tide & Current Science

    • Lesson 2: Tides - The Big Picture

    • Lesson 3: The Effects of Tides on Our Boating

    • Lesson 4: Tide Tables

    • Lesson 5: How Deep?? (Transducers)