Electronic Navigation Course

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Rating is 4.89 (based on 2579 reviews).


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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.

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The Course is Laid out in Eight Modules

  • 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 regards 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 and Weather GRIBS and electronic chart overlays.
  • Module 7 is a step by step walk through 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.
Download from the App StoreNOW you may also download the Electronic Navigation Course material (without the test or test credit) from our Sailing Apps store via iTunes. The App is in an eBook type format and is also fully interactive and full of animations. If you have an iPad, get the App. You can then take the test and get credit using our iPad testing App.
Not convinced yet that online sailing courses are cool? Visit our fully interactive and completely free Basic Sail Trim Sailing Course. You'll see why online e-learning is SO MUCH BETTER than a boring old Book.

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 Navigtion course, and for the price, who can argue with that? It's a well put togeather 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!

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Student Reviews

Patrick G.
2022, 16 Jun. 14:17

Very in depth

Craig B.
2022, 11 Jun. 17:48

I was very surprised how good a job was done to teach a very difficult subject to teach while sitting at home. Very good job. My only concern is on my one personal sailboat I have all Raymarine gear but I feel I should run out an switch it all out to B&G, but I value my marriage so I will keep my gear (and marriage) and besides I don't race anymore :-) But I do enjoy B&G when I have used it on other boats.

Jeff N.
2022, 05 Jun. 21:34

It was very thorough. Although tedious at times, an understanding of how to arrive at the various terms used on the Chart Plotter was very helpful.

Bruno B.
2022, 25 Apr. 13:13

It was extremely simply to understand

Stephen M.
2022, 16 Apr. 12:38

It was a lot of new information and the explanations and videos were great. I'm more confident now!

John H.
2022, 28 Feb. 16:19


John M.
2022, 21 Feb. 02:54

Gave practical information you need to know to maximize your understanding of the electronic equipment.

Ken J.
2022, 17 Feb. 19:14

It was great to learn what some of the features on my chart plotter are for and how to use them. This course provided the key principles that the manual failed to provide. As always, Grant's language was easy to follow and humorous! The visuals were also great (photos, diagrams, charts, and animations).

Phil K.
2022, 15 Feb. 23:41

Lots of great tips in here

Lucas v.
2022, 15 Feb. 22:34

Great content

William l.
2022, 30 Jan. 00:41

After using your B&G I am looking forward to my new chart plotter with all the bells and whistles.

Deneen B.
2022, 22 Jan. 00:06

Loved the hands on chart plotter

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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 cofidence in operating a GPS chart plotter with multiple sensors networked in.


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