OPPORTUNITY TO BE A NAVIGATOR

… on a 44-foot sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay!


Learn the basics of Piloting and Navigation at ANSA awaits you this spring!  First, learn to use charts, protractors and dividers, and predict tides and currents in two days in the classroom. Then, learn the skills of finding your position on the water with a compass, and plotting a safe course to your destination and your position using GPS coordinates in two days on the water.
Below is the information pertaining to the course. Class is limited so please sign up soon.

Regards,
Vilma Baez


REGISTRATION AND COST:

Pay on the ANSA Website at http://ansa.org/training/ or: [Mail a check made out to ANSA to Dick Gavlak, 6807 Crofton Colony Court, Crofton MD. 21114
Cost is $270.]

Deadline for registration is COB, 25 March 2016.

SCHEDULE:
Classroom (Retelle Room at the Naval Support Activity Annapolis):
1st Class – Saturday, 2 April
2nd Class – Saturday, 9 April
On the Water (On S/V Fantasea):
1st Class – Saturday, 30 April
2nd Class – To be determined

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIAL:
The student will need to purchase or borrow the following equipment:

Annapolis Book of Seamanship, Fourth Edition, by John Rousmaniere
Chart 12270, can be purchased at Fawcett’s Boat Supplies
Protractor, (example: Weems Protractor 225).
Traditional One Handed Dividers 8”.
Nautical Slide Rule (example: Weems & Path model 10).
Hand Bearing Compass (example: Plastimo Iris 50, Weems and Plath Hand Bearing Compass), or binoculars with compass.
Mechanical Pencil, No. 5 Lead and vinyl eraser.

These items are readily available from local marine supply stores, including West Marine, Fawcett’s Boat Supplies, or Weems and Plath.

PREPARATION ASSIGNMENT FOR CLASS #1:
Read Chapters 9 thru 12 of the Annapolis Book of Seamanship, Fourth Edition, by John Rousmaniere
Read the instructions for your new instruments, check them out, see how they work.

[CONTACT: Our Instructor will be Mr. Tom Richardson and he can be reached at 443-477-3017 or TRichar157@aol.com.]