Thursday, December 25, 2014

GPS Navigation Course to be offered by Grand Traverse Power & Sail Squadron

Electronic Navigation introduces GPS technology from the most basic receiver to chart plotter systems for navigation on board.
The process of navigation by establishing waypoints and routes and then running the planned course is demonstrated. Further, electronic charting software for the desktop computer is examined with creation of waypoints and routes on the desktop and subsequent download to the onboard unit. Despite differences among the various manufacturers’ offerings, a thorough discussion of the features being made available is included Special attention is paid to apps for tablets and smartphones that provide the electronic navigation function at the helm, for relatively little cost.
Students should be familiar with the basic charting concepts such as latitude, longitude, the compass, course plotting, and time/distance calculation, to get the most out of the course.
This course omits Radar and Depth Sonar technologies, however Appendix 8 of the course text on Automatic Identification System (AIS) is presented and made part of the examinable material for USPS course credit.
Course cost - $60.00 USPS member—$85.00 Non-members
Time – Jan 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (for 8 weeks)
Location – Grand Traverse Yacht Club
Instructors:  Jerry Williams, former GLMA Instructor & Tom Kelly, former ISEA Executive Director & Captain. 

If you are interested please e-mail Jerry Williams ( so I can order the correct number of textbooks.

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