The Navigation & Piloting (N & P) graduate will have demonstrated the traditional, non-electronic knowledge aids to navigation (ATONs) and the art of traditional navigation techniques using hard copy navigational charts and tools such as tide and current tables, phases of the moon, compass, dividers, and parallel plotters.
This course is held in the classroom using local Puget Sound charts, tide, and current data.
Successful completion prepares you to:
There is no prerequisite for Navigation & Piloting Certification (N & P). This course provides practical navigation skills using traditional techniques (no electronics) for our local Salish Seas. Therefore, It can be taken at any time before, after, or in conjunction with BK1-3 and BC1-2.
N&P class or Coastal Navigation is required prior to taking any Windworks vessels overnight (Club Policy). N&P class is highly recommended to be taken prior to US Sailing Coastal Navigation.