Navigation: A Newcomer's Guide

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9781904475187: Navigation: A Newcomer's Guide

A simple, highly-illustrated introduction to navigation for complete beginners and for Day Skipper students.

This book is a simple introduction to charts, navigation, pilotage, passage planning and basic tidal calculations. It assumes no knowledge, uses informal language and great graphics to make the subject live. It is the next best thing to attending one of Sara’s navigation classes.

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Navigation has never been so simple.

Navigators have only two questions:

  • Where am I?
  • Where do I go now?

This book shows the simplest way to answer these questions. It starts from scratch, uses no jargon and features graphics instead of words wherever possible.

  • Charts
  • Giving a position
  • Tides
  • Estimated position (EP)
  • Course to steer (CTS)
  • Pilotage
  • Passage planning
  • Electronics

Navigation is fun, keeps you safe and speeds you to your destination. With this book in one hand and your trusty dividers in the other, you need never be lost again!

About the Author:

Sara Hopkinson is the co-author of the RYA Book of Navigation Exercises and the RYA Competent Crew^ Practical Course Notes. Hopkinson is also author of Fernhurst’s VHF Afloat and VHF Companion. She is an experienced sailor, a Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner, a corrector of Admiralty charts and a part-time Coastguard. She is uniquely qualified to give students an accurate but sympathetic introduction to the wonderful art of navigation.

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Published by *Wiley Nautical (2005)
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