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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Boating navigation course offered May 22-24 in Milford


MILFORD — USCG Auxiliary 24-3 is offering the Charts, Navigation and GPS course 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on May 22, 23, and 24.
For advance registration prior to the class date, go to http://a0142403.uscgaux.info or register in person at the start of the first class on Tuesday, May 22, at the Flotilla 24-3 Training Center, 1 Helwig St. Walk-ins are welcome on the day of the class.
The course covers electronic navigation and the method of plotting a course on a paper chart. Instructions on basic satellite navigation (GPS) and its functions are presented as well as pros and cons of relying on electronic navigation devices.
Students will be instructed how to interpret and use information printed on charts, as well as chart a course using that information and navigation tools. Cost: $60.
For additional information about Coast Guard Auxiliary courses, please call 860-663-5505, email: skperrone@hotmail.com or visit http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/.




Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.



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