OCSC Sailing School

Navigation III

Description / Overview | Course Schedule

OCSC Navigation III seminar/study hall

OCSC's "Navigation III" seminar/study hall

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
  • Navigation planning for vacation charters (distance, time and daylight considerations in destination planning)
  • Introduction to the concept of before- and after-motion
  • Current triangles

Class Information


  • Member/Student: Free
  • Retail: $25.00

# of students:

  • 126 maximum


  • Classroom


  • Three-Hour Seminar
    7-10 pm Mondays


Navigation II or equivalent experience

Good To Know:

  • Navigation III is free for students already enrolled in classes at OCSC and for members. Reservations are required, so call ahead to reserve a space.



June 2017

Study Hall - Navigation III

  1. Sun, 18th 10:00am Day 1

August 2017

Study Hall - Navigation III

  1. Sun, 27th 10:00am Day 1

October 2017

Study Hall - Navigation III

  1. Sat, 28th 10:00am Day 1