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Emergency Navigation Online Home Study Course

Adult Enrichment -
Fall/Winter 2023-2024

STARPATH: Emergency Navigation: Online Home Study Course

This course covers all aspects of navigation with limited instruments and aids or none at all. It is intended for power, sail, or paddle driven vessels, or even back-country travelers — indeed, many if not most of the techniques are much easier on land than they are at sea.

All of the background knowledge and procedures that were assumed or taken for granted in our other courses must now be mastered. Without our conventional instruments, we must get by on our knowledge alone.

This course assumes some basic nav skills such as reading and plotting Lat and Lon on a chart or plotting sheet, plotting courses using range and bearing and so on. Speed-time-distance computations are also used. There is some short practice of this in Lesson 1. We also introduce and practice with Pilot charts in that Lesson.

In a sense, "emergency navigation" can be thought of as "advanced navigation," in that we expect to know the basics (which we review in this course), and then expand these to cover special cases, and to solve problems when some or all of our customary tools are missing.

The structure of this course follows the text Emergency Navigation by David Burch. Each chapter is a lesson in which we work out examples of the procedures discussed and in some cases prove general statements made without proof in the book.

Starpath School of Navigation has remained the world leader in this subject for over 30 years.

You will receive:

Printed Textbook:
Emergency Navigation more info...

Optional Ebook:
Emergency Navigation

Online Course:

  • Overview
  • Lessons
  • Discussion Forums
  • Direct Instructor Contact
  • Quizzes for every lesson
  • AE2023-V-012
    Virtual Class
    Sun-Sat, Aug 15 - May 25
    7:00 AM - 11:59 PM


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    Price: $ 319 00