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Subject: Advanced Navigation!
(Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 01:54PM )
~Advanced Navigation Courses Coming Up~

A truly great navigator uses all the tools available to monitor where they are and where they are going.
Courses at this level focus on the different tools, and how to bring them together.
The format allows you to learn one piece at a time- and together they combine to a national certification.

1. Understanding Weather
Thursday October 2+Thursday October 9
2 evenings 6:30 to 9:30 for two consecutive Thursdays
Understand weather from a boaters’ perspective, with an emphasis on examining global
forces as they drive local conditions, as well as interpreting forecasts and weather maps
Dont let this be you!!

2. Electronic Charts
Saturday October 4
1 full day 9-5
Gain a basic understanding of different types of electronic charts, their features and limitaions,
and learn how to record waypoints and build a route

3. GPS
Sunday October 5
1 day 9-5
The understanding and operation of a GPS with emphasis on waypoint navigation

4. Understanding Radar
Wednesday October 15
1 evening 6:30 to 9:30 + 1 day practical the following Saturday (October 18) 9-5
Discover how to use radar to fix a position, track and identify targets and avoid collision

5. Advanced Passage Planning
Friday October 24
1 evening 6:30-9:30
Board following Friday until Sunday (October 31-November 2)
This on the water practical is the final component of the CYA Advanced Navigation Standard

The first four courses can be done with only Coastal Navigation as a prerequisite, however
to do the Advanced Passage Planning all other Advanced courses must be completed first.
After completion of all 5 modules, you will receive your CYA Advanced Navigation certification.

For more info visit
We hope to see you there!
Subject: Stay off the ROCKS
(Posted on Feb 15, 2011 at 08:36PM )
SKIPPING ROCKS.  It was fun as a kid and now it is relieving as an adult.  When in command of a cruising boat, it rocks are best left well away from your path.  We've run the first of our new one day SKIPPING ROCKS seminars and students found it a great set of exercises delivered by a seasoned captain in a fun format.  

Enroll for this one day course today and get back in touch with what this means:  
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