Flotilla 12-42 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a two-night How to Read a Nautical Chart course, beginning September 18th, 2012. Classes will meet on two consecutive Tuesday evenings, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm, at California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way in Marina del Rey.
How to Read a Nautical Chart is a concise 3-hour boating seminar on unraveling the mystery of charts. Topics covered include: buoys, markers, shoreline features, water depth and bottom type, latitude/longitude and magnetic compass variation, and dangerous areas. This course will provide the navigator with the knowledge to interpret a chart’s contents to navigate safely to his or her destination and return to port. We will be using the newly updated text (2012).
Course fees are $40.00 per person or $50.00 per couple, if paid in advance. Both options include one textbook and one set of course materials. This class is expected to fill quickly, so reserve your spot today.
See website at www.uscga1242.org/classes.html to register. For more information please email email@example.com or call 424-248-7190.