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GPS For Mariners (GPSFM) Course DescriptionBACK TO CLASSES

Textbook cover for GPS For Mariners (GPSFM)

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.

GPS For Mariners (GPSFM) Class Schedules

  • Course Name
  • Location
  • Date/Time
  • Contact
Orange County
  • GPS For Mariners
  • Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
    1601 Bayside Drive
    Corona Del Mar, CA 92625  Map
  • Thursdays
    23 Mar 2017 – 04 Apr 2017
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    3 Sessions
    Print Flyer
  • Mary Baine
    (714) 834-1069
Call or e-mail Mary ASAP to reserve a place in the class. You may register and pay your fee the first night of class, beginning at 6:30. Course fee includes the text "GPS for Mariners" by R. Sweet, and a 1210-Training Chart for charting exercises used in pre-voyage planning.