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DeBary Volunteer Fire Department

10 Colomba Road, DeBary, FL 32713

Community: Deltona

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The class will meet once per week starting on date selected, for approximately 12 weeks. If you select a Tuesday class from 6-9, it will meet every Tuesday. Weekend class are longer and may run shorter. Student's knowledge, participation, and mastery may reduce amount o

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The class will meet once per week starting on date selected, for approximately 12 weeks. If you select a Tuesday class from 6-9, it will meet every Tuesday. Weekend class are longer and may run shorter. Student's knowledge, participation, and mastery may reduce amount of classes.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Weekend Navigation Course is a comprehensive course designed for both experienced and novice powerboat and sailboat operators. The course is divided into two major parts designed to educate the boating enthusiast in skills required for a safe voyage on a variety of waters and boating conditions. This course can be taught as a whole or as separate modules.
TOPICS INCLUDED IN PART I

What is navigation – Three steps of navigation and piloting without electronics
Fundamental of waypoint navigation – Practice using a sample cruise exercise, GPS, avoiding hazards, and using landmarks
The tools of navigation – Use of nautical charts including scales, chart symbology, ATONs, plotting tools, GPS, compass, and other electronics

TOPICS INCLUDED IN PART II

Planning with GPS and paper charts – Planning and paper charts, chart plotting, and entering waypoints into your GPS *
Planning with digital charts – Using digital charts, cruise planning software, chart planning software, working with digital charts, chart plotters, and PDA’s
Planning to avoid danger – Defining the area, marking obstacles, and marking landmarks
Underway with GPS and paper charts – Steps in waypoint navigation, staying on course, navigating a route with GPS, navigating in a region, marking objects, and keeping track
Underway with digital charts – Using a chart plotter underway, PDA’s and pocket PC’s, and the future of onboard computers
Double-checking with instruments – Making quick observations and more accurate bearings
Eye of the mariner – Use of headings, ranges, bearings, collision bearings, and rules of the road
What to do if the GPS quits – Knowing when to stop and regroup, plan before proceeding, and navigating without GPS
Planning as you go with GPS – Finding where you are and how to plot a safe path to a new destination
Tides, winds, and currents – Knowledge of tides and tidal currents, adjusting for tides and tidal currents, and

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