Hosted by World renowned expert John Rousmaniere. Learn Navigation Rules, Plotting Bearings, Chart & Compass, Radar & GPS & much more! Produced in cooperation with the UNITED STATES COAST GUARD.
This program teaches the step-by-step techniques for navigating with both classic dead reckoning piloting and electronic navigation instruments. Clear demonstrations are shown on the water and the simular of a Coast Guard certified navigation school. Detailed close-ups, graphics and imaginative presentations of how objects appear on the chart, radar scope and water are shown in both good and bad visibility. Subjects Covered Include: The chart and compass. GPS satellite navigation. Radar for navigating & avoiding collisions. The navigation rules. Taking & plotting bearings. Allowing for tidal current. Navigating in fog & at night. Tips & tricks for making quick decisions. JOHN ROUSMANIERE, is the author of the highly praised, THE ANNAPOLIS BOOK OF SEAMANSHIP - "The most complete and best reference book on the sport that has ever been available" according to the American Sailing Association. As one of the sports' most acknowledged authorities, John Rousmaniere has covered more than 30,000 miles of blue water and has written 15 books on boating. Rousmaniere holds a Coast Guard unlimited radar observer certificate.