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Old 18-08-2012, 15:34   #1
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Recommended Navigation knowledge

Hello, I am looking for the most recommended places online to gain knowledge about navigation on sea, to use for sailing. Thank you in advance.
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Old 18-08-2012, 17:09   #2
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Re: Recommended Navigation knowledge

Someone else asked that recently, and they got pointed here:

Navigation courses - longitude and latitude & nautical miles - RYA and ASA sailing schools.

And there's plenty more out there on the web. Open CPN has a lot of stuff here too, check the forum portal.
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Old 18-08-2012, 17:36   #3
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Old 18-08-2012, 18:54   #4
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Re: Recommended Navigation knowledge

Well, the way the Internet the information is everywhere. Browse, browse and then browse some more.

Sites of national sailing and racing / training associations are often a good starting point to get an idea of the range of information that is by some considered of use.

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Re: Recommended Navigation knowledge

As mentioned, any sail training organization like ASA or RYA has navigation classes. ASA's web site is Sailing Schools - Learn to Sail with American Sailing Association | ASA. ASA's current coastal navigation materials are quite good.

Also, Star Path has a number of good on-line classes including Navigation. See www.startpath.com.

Loads of books out there on navigation also. For teaching navigation I used to use "Dutton's Navigation and Piloting". Many other classic works on navigation out there too.
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Re: Recommended Navigation knowledge

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Shawn.

See ➥ Advanced navigation courses - sailing schools Greece and the Greek islands
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Old 19-08-2012, 16:28   #7
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If you are in an area that has a Coast Guard Auxilary unit you might want to take one of their evening courses. By the time you get thru their course you will know much more, but more important you will know what direction to go to get higher skills.____2 cents worth_____Grant.
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Re: Recommended Navigation knowledge

Another page that came up in web travels...

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Re: Recommended Navigation knowledge

Welcome to CF, Shawn. Another avenue you might explore is booking aboard a delivery and have other crew/skipper explain the hands on mysteries of navigation. There are many cruisers and delivery skippers who would like an extra pair of hands to help out. You might not be paid much, if anything, but the experience would be invaluable, you would gain some sea time and it might make sense applying the principles rather than studying a book... just depends what kind of a learner you are... cheers and good luck, Capt Phil
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Welcome to CF, Shawn. Another avenue you might explore is booking aboard a delivery and have other crew/skipper explain the hands on mysteries of navigation. There are many cruisers and delivery skippers who would like an extra pair of hands to help out. You might not be paid much, if anything, but the experience would be invaluable, you would gain some sea time and it might make sense applying the principles rather than studying a book... just depends what kind of a learner you are... cheers and good luck, Capt Phil
This sounds like something I would like to do. Thank you.
Meanwhile I am going to be checking online for some knowledge that I can get first. Thank you all for the warm welcome!
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Re: Recommended Navigation knowledge

Also check out the US Power Squadron. Don't let the name scare you off. Lots of rag boaters in the organization. Some of the best nav courses available. Don't know if they offer any online.
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