A Newcomer's Guide
Imprint: Fernhurst Books
96 Pages, 6.75 x 9.5 in, 82 Halftones, color; 121 Illustrations, color; 12 Charts
- June 2020
- In Stock
It has been updated to cover all modern navigation. It is recommended by Fernhurst Books for beginners and Day Skipper students. Written by an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner who runs her own RYA Training Centre which specialises in navigation, it is the perfect place for newcomers to navigation to start.
It explains simply how to look at charts, find your position, look at tides, plan your passage and determine the course to steer. It will help you find out where you are and how to get to where you want to be.
In a new innovation, diagrams from this book are being made available to navigation instructors to use in their own classes.
Looking at Charts: Types of charts, Depths & heights
Giving a Position: Latitude & longitude, Range & bearing
Finding Your Position: GNSS, A fix, A DR position
An estimated position
Looking at Tides: General introduction, Tidal tables & tidal heights, Tidal streams, Using tidal heights
Sierra on Passage
Course to Steer: The basic plot, … so much more
Pilotage: The buoyage system, The plan
Passage Planning: The regulations, The navigational plan
Looking at Electronics: The basics, Chart plotters
Sierra on Passage (continued)
Navigation … to sum up