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New Navigation Class Offered in November

October 3, 2010

Dead Reckoning: An Introduction to Classical Navigation

Location: CWB Boathouse
Cost: $40 members / $50 non-members
Date: November 6th
Time: 10am – 2pm

Register for this Workshop.

Have you ever wondered how nautical navigation was performed before Loran, radar and GPS became commonplace? Ever wondered what they mean by “boxing” or “swinging” the compass? Escape the chilly weather with us as we
explore non-electronic means of accurately travelling by boat from one place to another. At the end of the class students should be able to box the compass to 32 points, know the basic use and methods of celestial navigation, know the basics of Deviation and Variation as they relate to chart navigation and be able to chart a basic course heading from CWB to Gas Works Park.

Materials: If you have parallel rules or dividers, that will be helpful; otherwise we will have some to share. Bring a lunch! We will have a break and project time. If you’re interested in purchasing these materials, they can be found at most standard marine stores, generally for less than $20. If you have a nautical chart you’d like to bring, feel free!

Katey Noonan hails from Rochester, New York, and moved to Seattle in mid-2008 to run a marine insurance division. Her father and grandfather were tugboat captains on the Great Lakes; she learned to sail on a 54’ historic wooden schooner that serves as a sail training vessel on Lake Ontario out of Sodus Bay, New York. After finding The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, she became a volunteer and has been enjoying the combined knowledge of the staff and volunteers for just over a year.

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