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COASTAL NAVIGATION & PILOTING

This twelve (12) part twelve (12) week coastal navigation series is an introduction to navigation for mariners who operate vessels up to 50 feet on near coastal and inland waters.  It will focus on navigation using paper and pencil techniques since it is important to understand the fundamental techniques of navigation in order to intelligently us the modern electronic methods.

Navigation includes determining your location and the best route to your destination plus a continual assessment of progress being made.  In addition, the navigator must consider land masses, channels and the sea bottom; other traffic; obstructions; navigational aids; forecast and actual weather and sea conditions; and of course, the capabilities and conditions of the vessel and crew

 The duration of each workshop will be two (2) hours and is geared to the novice sailor or someone who has always been a passenger and now wants to learn to take the helm with confidence.

Each workshop is $85 per person. Workshops will be held Monday 5:00 PM-7:00 PM and the same workshop will repeat Wednesday 5:00 PM-7: 00 PM of the same week.

Students will need the following tools to perform exercises:

  • Training Chart 1210Tr (This can be supplied by our office for $20)
  • Chart #1 – USA Natical Chart Symbols, Abbreviations & Terms (One will made available in the workshop but if you want to do exercises also at home you might want to get one for your personal library)
  • Parrallel Rules
  • Dividers
  • Small drafting triangle
  • Pencils, sharpener & eraser (this will be provided at during the workshop)
  • Simple calculator

Navigation Workshops

Charts – Workshop Dates

May 20, 2019 – 5PM

May 22, 2019 – 5PM (repeated)

Navigation Aids – Workshop Dates

May 27, 2019 – 5PM

May 29, 2019 – 5PM (repeated)

Navigation Tools Workshop Dates

June 5, 2019 – 5PM

Basic Plotting Workshop Dates

June 10, 2019 – 5PM

June 12, 2019 – 5PM (repeated)

Dead Reckoning Workshop Dates

June 17, 2019 – 5PM

June 19, 2019 – 5PM (repeated)

Position Fixes Workshop Dates

June 24, 2019 – 5PM

Wind, Current & Tide Workshop Dates

July 15, 2019 – 5 PM

July 17, 2019 – 5PM (repeated)

Publications Workshop Dates

July 22, 2019 – 5PM

July 24, 2019 – 5PM (repeated)

Chart Reading Workshop Dates

July 29, 2019 – 5PM

July 31, 2019 – 5PM (repeated)

Practice Plotting Workshop Dates

August 7, 2019 – 5PM

Navigation Procedures Workshop Dates

August 12, 2019 – 5PM

August 14, 2019 – 5pm (repeated)

Weather Considerations Workshop Dates

August 19, 2019 – 5PM

August 21, 2019 – 5PM (repeated)

Additional Exercises Workshop Dates

August 26, 2019

August 28, 2019 (repeated)

OPEN UP YOUR WORLD TO ADVENTURE

This Seven (7) part seven (7) week basic sailing series is an introduction to sailing covering terminology, maneuvers, points of sail, navigation rules, aids to navigation, safety gear and procedures.  The duration of each workshop will be two (2) hours and is geared to the novice sailor or someone who has always been a passenger and now wants to learn to take the helm with confidence.

Each workshop is $85 per person. Workshops will be held Monday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM and the same workshop will repeat Wednesday 1:00 PM-3: 00 PM of the same week. Upon completion of all 7 parts, attendees will be eligible to sit for the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat certification test.

Part 1

January 7  &  January 9, 2019

  • Sailing – The What, The How, and the Where
  • Points of Sail
  • Anatomy of a Sailboat
  • Review Questions

Part 2

January 14 & January 16, 2019

  • Boarding
  • In the Cockpit – the Boat’s Controls
  • Preparing to go Sailing
  • Rigging the Jib
  • Using Winches
  • Hoisting Sails and Casting Off
  • Mainsail First
  • Getting the Boat Moving and Keeping it Moving

Part 3

January 21 & January 23, 2019

  • It’s All About Trim
  • Time for the Jib
  • The Power of Two
  • It’s All About the Wind
  • Tacking – Getting From Zig to Zag and Back
  • Jibing – Changing Tacks the Other Way
  • Review Questions

Part 4

January 28 & January 30, 2019

  • Better Sailing
  • Sailing “In the Groove”
  • Steering and Trim in Stronger Winds
  • Tying it all Together
  • Keeping the Boat Shipshape
  • Taking Responsibility Afloat
  • Boarding

Part 5

February 4 & February 6, 2019

  • Sailing Drills
  • Slowing the Boat Under Sail
  • Backwinding the Jib and Heaving-to
  • Stowing the Jib
  • Sailing the Boat to a Dock
  • Sailing Up to a Mooring
  • When The Sail is Over
  • Care and Handling of Sails
  • Review Questions

Part 6

February 11 & February 13, 2019

  • Some Basic Rules to Live By
  • Boating and the Government
  • Required Safety Equipment
  • Aids to Navigation

Part 7

February 18 & February 20, 2019

  • Securing The Boat In Its Dock
  • Anchors And Anchoring
  • Man Overboard
  • Planning A Day Sail
  • Review Questions

About Us

We are St. Augustine's Sailing Connection! We've been teaching Sailing for decades from St. Augustine's premier marina and we're a certified American Sailing Association Training Facility. Our well-maintained fleet of sailboats from 21 to 45 feet is here at the docks by our harbor-front office. Our Captains/Instructors are certified by the American Sailing Association and are USCG licensed... you'll find us to be a Friendly, Supportive Staff of Fellow Sailors!

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