Electronic Navigation | Online Course

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Sail Smarter: Navigate the Modern Seas with Confidence!

The Electronic Navigation online course by NauticEd is tailored for modern-day sailors seeking to master navigation using GPS, chart plotters, and other electronic tools. Students learn to utilize instruments onboard sailboats effectively, from autopilot adjustments to leveraging newer technologies like AIS and MARPA. With a focus on safety and efficiency, the course covers electronic chart interpretation and navigation in various weather conditions. Whether you're a novice or seasoned sailor, this comprehensive course equips you with essential knowledge and skills for confident navigation using modern technology.

Estimated Time: 5 hours
Price: $29  $25 (or FREE with the Bareboat Charter Master Bundle)

Enroll in NauticEd's Electronic Navigation online course, an essential sailing course for modern-day sailors. Learn how to navigate using GPS, chart plotters, and more! The Electronic Navigation Online Course teaches students to use modern-day navigation electronics.

This Electronic Navigation course is the world's only true interactive course where you learn all the instruments you might have onboard a sailboat.  The exercises are designed so that you actually interact with a simulated GPS chart plotter and get inside the workings to REALLY understand how to maximize the information being presented to you. With ease, you'll implement navigation techniques like setting your autopilot to track a waypoint or tack perfectly on a layline. You are also introduced to newer technologies like AIS, MARPA, and Weather GRIBs and shown how to effectively use them.

This comprehensive course covers all the necessary skills and knowledge you need to navigate the waters safely and efficiently using electronic navigation tools. From understanding GPS and chart plotters to interpreting electronic charts and navigating in different weather conditions, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to confidently navigate through the waterways using modern electronic tools.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sailor, this course is a must for anyone looking to expand their sailing knowledge and become a confident navigator using modern technology. Enroll now and take the first step toward mastering the art of electronic navigation.

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The Electronic Navigation Online Course includes:

  • Module 1 emphasizes that electronic navigation is an aid to the good sailor’s senses but can not replace them.
  • Module 2 introduces and brings back some of the basics that you should already be familiar with in regard to navigation.
  • Module 3 is an in-depth discussion of wind. In particular, it delves into the calculation of true wind and shows how important true wind direction is when navigating.
  • Module 4 is all about boat speed. How to navigate using optimum speeds and how to find your best course to achieve your destination in the fastest time. We define velocity made good on course and velocity made good upwind.
  • Module 5 prepares you for the shotgun of jargon that will be delivered in Module 7.
  • Module 6 introduces technologies such as AIS, RADAR, Weather GRIBS, and electronic chart overlays.
  • Module 7 is a step-by-step walkthrough of a real GPS chart plotter unit. You’ll gain the confidence, working knowledge, and user experience, through various animations, to fully work a chart plotter device and apply this to your sailing navigation.
  • Module 8 will round everything out so that you’re confident in your ability to navigate using electronic instruments.
This is an essential safety and knowledge course that will also make you look good when operating electronic equipment around others. This course also comes in a downloadable PDF format which you can access for free after your investment.
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Electronic Navigation information

If you're going bareboat chartering, doing local or long-distance cruising, or any type of yacht racing, you should really be investing in this Electronic Navigation course, and for the price, who can argue with that? It's a well put together course and you're going to like the interactive components. Get it now by clicking on the Register Button above or below. OR get this valuable course free with the Bareboat Charter Master Bundle or courses!

Instructor Grant Headifen
By Grant Headifen
NauticEd Global Director of Education


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Student Reviews

Nigel J.
2024, 03 Jun. 04:00

great animation

Christopher K.
2024, 02 Jun. 17:40

Awesome course. Velocity discussion the best.

James H.
2024, 01 Mar. 04:46

Really good info and a lot of new concepts to implement in my sailing. The chartplotter section isexcellent!

Anthony H.
2024, 15 Jan. 15:55

Good feel for the instruments used in racing

Jeff H.
2024, 03 Jan. 05:41

I learned more about things I already thought I knew. Quality course!

John F.
2024, 01 Jan. 18:02

The course covered everything I wanted. The interactive features were great. It was like having the real instruments to practice with.

Scott T.
2023, 21 Dec. 15:36

The animations improved the experience a lot

James J.
2023, 31 Oct. 05:16

Covered what I need to know to use the onboard electronics.

Terri P.
2023, 08 Sep. 17:12

Animations of a Chart Plotter are very useful and instill confidence in using one in real life

Richard L.
2023, 25 Aug. 18:52

Very comprehensive and informative

Steve B.
2023, 17 Aug. 16:00

The way it tied previous concepts (coastal navigation) together with modern technology.

Gisle H.
2023, 11 Aug. 20:57

Good overview

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This GPS interactive animation will show you that you can easily view the tide for your area.

Click on the image then follow the red square touch points to run the animation. Module 7 has 20 such animations to help you get into the workings and really understand such a device. By the time you complete this Module alone, you'll have full confidence in operating a GPS chart plotter with multiple sensors networked in.


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