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B3: Introduction to Marine Navigation
Completion of our B-2 course is a prerequisite to taking this course.
Before you sign up for this course please consider enrolling in our B2+B3 Combo course which has further FINANCIAL DISCOUNTS that Members and Non Members can enjoy rather than enrolling in each course individually. Check it out!
We will allow students up to 2 years to complete both courses due to the pandemic.
This course will be conducted on-line with an on-line open book exam. Books and tools will be provided to each student before the course begins if, you enroll by early December 2020. Otherwise it will be provided at the first class.
This course will help increase your boating knowledge and make your boating experiences more relaxing, safe and enjoyable. Boating knowledge topics covered in this course include the Magnetic compass, GPS and charts, navigation, conning, plotting cruises, labelling courses, and speed, distance and time calculations.
The duties and responsibilities of the Captain before leaving the dock and while underway are explained. Shore Power and Electrical Circuitry are discussed and explained as well as handling of boats under sail or power. Your responsibilities to the Environment and other users of the waterways are discussed as well as the Collision Regulations.
This course runs directly after our Beyond Boating Basics Course(B-2
The course runs:
Wednesday March 03, 2021 7:00pm until 9:30pm
Wednesday March 10, 2021 7:00pm until 9:30pm
Wednesday March 24, 2021 7:00pm until 9:30pm
Wednesday March 31, 2020 7:00pm until 9:30pm
Wednesday April 07, 2021 7:00pm until 9:30pm
Wednesday April 14, 2020 7:00pm until 9:30pm.
The exam is open book and is on-line Wednesday April 21, 2021 starting at 6:30pm until done.
It is possible that during the week of March Break we may run seminars to assist those who would like more exposure to Plotting, Labelling, Speed, Time, and Distance Calculations.
Instructors are available at 6:30pm until 7pm, to answer questions and help with homework. Class runs from 7pm until 9:30pm. Students will be provided links to topics of interest throughout the course.