Navigation Exercises for the Most Popular Training Chart in the US.

Navigation Workbook 1210 Tr
By David Burch and Larry Brandt

ISBN 9780914025443
8.25" x 11", 106 pages, includes table selections.

$19.95   ...item# 1979

This book provides over 700 exercises with answers covering all aspects of small-craft navigation. These are practical problems that all navigators should know how to solve. Topics include:
Piloting Chart reading and plotting Voyage planning
Dead reckoning Compass use Waypoint selection
Special publications Rules of the road Route design
Lights and buoys Tides and currents Electronic fixes
Depth sounding navigation
The level of the exercises is comparable to that used in the USCG 100-Ton masters exam, which in turn is about the same used in the navigation certification programs of US Sailing, ASA, CYA and RYA. These practice problems are, however, designed to be practical and instructive, not just training exercises for certification exams. This Workbook is used by several navigation schools around the country.
Alert! Although still popular for many navigation courses, some of the symbology used is out of date, so it is important to check with Chart No.1 and a USCG Light List for the symbols and notation in use today.
Selections are provided from each of these special publications along with exercises to insure their full use is mastered:
NOAA Tide Tables NOAA Current Tables US Coast Pilot
USCG Light List USCG Notices to Mariners NOAA Chart Catalog
The exercises that require a chart use nautical training chart No. 1210 Tr, available in print at reduced price from NOAA chart dealers and other outlets listed in the Appendix.

You can also work the chart problems with an electronic chart (Raster Navigation Chart, RNC) number 1210 Tr. This custom echart is available compliments of starpath at no charge as a download from The echart can be viewed by any of several free echart viewer programs. Sources for free echart viewers and guidelines for their use are included in the Appendix. You can also use any full echart navigation program of your choice. We encourage navigators to solve the chart problems with both traditional paper plotting as well as electronically, using route tools, electronic bearing lines, and range rings.

The organization of the exercises follows the chapter structure of our text Inland and Coastal Navigation, but other textbooks can also be used for background and reference.

Our full set of workbooks:
Using Chart 18465 Tr Using Chart 1210 Tr Practice Underway


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