Public Boating Courses
GPS For Mariners (GPSFM) Course DescriptionBACK TO CLASSES
GPS for Mariners is a modern learning experience that focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by the recreational boater. This course is the result of an exciting synergy between textbook's publisher, the book's author, and the Auxiliary.
The recommended presentation of the course involves inviting course participants who already own hand-held GPS units to bring them to the class, increasing interactivity of the educational experience and getting students more involved.
However, this class is so effective that even those not possessing handheld units will learn how to use a GPS for practical recreational boating.
- Background, course overview and objectives
- Navigation Review (This course assumes that you enter knowing basic coastal navigation terminology)
- GPS explained Basic receiver functions
- Selecting a receiver
- Waypoint navigation
- GPS underway
Individuals who successfully complete the course and exam are awarded certificates.