Courses

Navigation III is the final navigation seminar and covers concepts needed for navigating in popular chartering destinations around the world.

This course requires Navigation I

This course requires Navigation II

This course requires Coastal Navigation

Navigation III is the third course in a three-part navigation series offered to all OCSC members and students free-of-charge. You'll learn all concepts needed for navigating in popular chartering destinations around the world. This session is personalized and interactive, and it covers a variety of topics, from coastal navigation on the California coast to exploiting tropical water clarity to stay in deep water and find a good anchorage.


TOPICS COVERED
  • Using government publications such as the Light List and Coast Pilot to become familiar with a new location

  • "Rule of Twelfths" for tides and currents

  • Introduction to the concept of before- and after-motion

  • Current triangles

  • Navigation planning for vacation charters

    Distance, time and daylight considerations in destination planning
  • Su
    Three-Hour Seminar

    2–5 pm on Sundays

  • Tu
    Three-Hour Seminar

    7–10pm on Tuesdays


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