Ondeck Sailing - Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Charleston, USA


Ondeck Ocean Sailing Academy - Charleston, South Carolina, 29464


Coastal Navigation Certification

Coastal Navigation is an essential step to self-reliance at sea. This sailing class is six days in length and combines Coastal Navigation theory with practical application. Students sail the coastline exercising pinpoint navigation with and without the aid of electronic navigation devices.


Students are taught to use both electronic and manual navigation so that in the event of an electronic failure, the student imperative for the aspiring sea bound traveler who is blessed with the technology of GPS and radar yet aware of potential electronic malfunction. This course ensures that our students have the knowledge to get the vessel and crew home safely in all types of weather and coastal conditions.


"Coastal Navigation was a great class. Steve worked closely with me to ensure a firm grasp of all the concepts, even after the class sessions was over. Having seen how others teach the US Sailing courses I have to say that Ondeck does it right; don't change a thing."


Rich Hoffman




> Knowledge and skill necessary to navigate with and without the aid of electronic devices.
> Advanced Navigation and Piloting: Operating a cruising sailboat in coastal waters while covering considerable distances.
> Understanding the Chart Types and Corrections
> Recognizing all Aids to Navigation
> A thorough understanding of Tides and Currents
> Skippering knowledge for prudent Passage Planning
> Maintaining a Dead Reckoning Log

Sighting and Plotting Bearings

> Obtaining a Conventional Fix
> Utilizing Circular LOPs
> Cross Referencing Depth Contours
> Coastal Navigation Landfall and Departure Strategy
> Navigating in Poor Visibility
> Utilizing Clearing Bearings for Landfall and Departure
> Utilizing Natural Ranges in Conjunction with a Chart
> Creating a Vessel's Deviation Card
> Understanding Radar Fixing Methods
> Acquiring a Running Fix
> Calculating Set and Drift for Estimated Positioning
> Practical Application: Sailing a diverted course line around multiple waypoints with varying current and wind effects while accurately determining positioning throughout.


Prerequisite: NONE


Certification: US Sailing Coastal Navigation certification available.


Cost: Lecture Only: $495 - [Ondeck Graduate Rate: $470]


Lecture and Live-aboard: $1,880 - [Ondeck Graduate Rate: $1,690]


Course Dates:


Venue Date Start Time Spaces Price
Charleston, SC2012-09-1109:00:00Yes$ 495.00Call us now to book


"Top shelf. Our instructor was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I am learning this course with a very comfortable understanding of navigation."


Graham Houghten.



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