Inland and Coastal Navigation Workbook: For Use with Paper and Electronic Charts

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9780914025139: Inland and Coastal Navigation Workbook: For Use with Paper and Electronic Charts
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This Work Book provides over 100 exercises with answers covering all aspects of small-craft navigation on inland and coastal waters. These are practical problems that all navigators should know how to solve.

Topics include:

* Piloting
* Chart reading and plotting
* Voyage planning
* Dead reckoning
* Compass use
* Waypoint selection
* Special publications
* Rules of the road
* Route design
* Lights and buoys
* Tides and currents
* Electronic fixes
* Depth sounding navigation

The level of the exercises is about that used in the USCG 100-Ton masters exam, which in turn is about the same used in the navigation certification programs of US Sailing, ASA, CYA and RYA. These practice problems are, however, designed to be practical and instructive, not just training exercises for certification exams. This Workbook is used by several navigation schools around the country.

Selections are provided from each of these special publications along with exercises to insure their full use is mastered:

* Tide Tables
* Current Tables
* US Coast Pilot
* USCG Light List
* USCG Notices to Mariners

The exercises that require a chart use nautical training chart No. 18465tr, available at reduced price from NOAA chart dealers or by online order at or

You can also work the chart problems with a free electronic chart (Raster Navigation Chart, RNC) number 18465, available at no charge for Memory-Map Navigator from The echart from NOAA ( can be viewed by any of several free echart viewer programs listed in this book. You can also use any full echart navigation program of your choice. We encourage navigators to solve the chart problems with both traditional paper plotting as well as electronically, using electronic bearing lines and range rings.

The main reference for the problems is also a Kindle book: Inland and Coastal Navigation, 2nd Edition. A related Kindle work book is called: Navigation Exercises for Practice Underway.

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Also from David Burch: 
Celestial Navigation - A Complete Home Study Course
Radar For Mariners
Emergency Navigation
Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation
The Barometer Handbook
How to use Plastic Sextants - with application to metal sextants and a review of sextant piloting
The Star Finder Book - A guide to the many uses of the 2102-D Star Finder

About the Author:

David Burch, PhD, FRIN, is the Director of Starpath School of Navigation, which after 26,000 classroom students since 1979 switched to all online training in 2008. He is the author of 13 books and hundreds of magazine articles. He received the Institute of Navigation's Superior Achievement Award for outstanding performance as a practicing navigator. He is Fellow of the US Institute of Navigation as well as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation in London. He has extensive ocean sailing experience covering much of the globe, and once held an elapsed time record for the Victoria to Maui Yacht Race that lasted for 16 years. On the academic side, he is a past Fulbright Scholar with a PHD in physics.

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Burch, David
Published by Starpath Publications (2009)
ISBN 10: 0914025139 ISBN 13: 9780914025139
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