Electronic Navigation | Online Course

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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!

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 towards 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 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

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

Theodore A.
2023, 08 Aug. 13:58

Very thorough course. I am not familiar with the "buttonology" of modern technology, so the walk through of the B and G unit was very helpful. I'm an old merchant captain from the 90s and a LOT has changed in the tech world since then!

David S.
2023, 06 May. 17:23

This was the easiest of your courses for me as I always had up to date navigation instruments on the boats I owned.

Michael P.
2023, 29 Mar. 09:30

Admiralty level, way ahead of ASA and USCG OUVP. You need this if you want to progress to RYA Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yacht Master

Rafael S.
2023, 23 Mar. 02:18

Superb. Great introduction to today’s electronic navigation tools

Terence H.
2023, 09 Mar. 18:34

This course must work. I recently went online to the Navionics website and did my preplanning for an upcoming bareboat charter cruise. I found I was using many of the electronic charting features I learned from this course. I give this course 2 thumbs up.

Domenic d.
2023, 16 Feb. 15:15

This is a top notch course that shows one is always able to learn something you don't know and inspires you to want to get on the water soon to apply new found knowledge. this course is really well done for any sailor experienced or not.

Jean H.
2022, 29 Dec. 21:45

Excellent animation, Excellent explantation ! would recommend this course to every sailors.

James L.
2022, 27 Nov. 21:02

Lots of info that I needed to understand and certainly kept me concentrating. I had to take the test quite a few times before I passed.

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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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