Navigating Mid-Coast Maine Weekend Course
1 p.m. 5 p.m. Courses & Instruction
Navigating Mid-Coast Maine: Here are three easy ways to make boating more enjoyable. First, learn the basics about the information found on nautical charts. Second, have your charts out where you can use them when enjoying Maine's beautiful mid-coast waters. Third, learn about navigation aids (they're on the charts and on the water) so you can use them to cruise safely. You can do all three things by taking this class. It is an introduction to navigation using a chart of the Boothbay area. Learn how to read a chart and become familiar with the coastal waters between Small Point and Pemaquid. Problem sets will help you plan cruises and understand the information found on charts (e.g., buoys, lights, water depth) and to use them while cruising the area. True and magnetic headings, variation, lines of position, chart symbols, piloting, latitude and longitude, dead reckoning, and aids to navigation are explained. The Three Rivers chart (#13293) and a copy of a chapter on navigation principles are included. A parallel ruler and dividers are needed and can be purchased separately at our Museum store.
Members $80, Nonmembers $85
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