Coastal Navigation Standard
Coastal Navigation Standard:
To be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a vessel in coastal or inland waters. The concepts are introduced in the Intermediate Cruising and Power Standards. The Coastal Navigation Standard is applied practically and tested in the Advanced Cruising Standard.
- reading tidal height and tidal current tables
- variation & deviation
- magnetic to true (TVMDC) compass conversions
- dead reckoning — proper procedures and plotting
- speed-time-distance calculations
- lines of positions, 2 and 3 LOP fixes running fixes
- relative bearings, danger bearings
- adjustments for current calculations
- and more!
You will have the opportunity to apply the theory with many practical exercises that show you how to determine your position on a nautical chart and how to safely reach your intended destination. You will also learn how to take drift and leeway into account and how to use tide and current tables.