Advanced Piloting is the second in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation.
It continues to build coastal and inland navigation skill, allowing the student to take
on more challenging conditions – unfamiliar waters, limited visibility, and extended
cruises. GPS is embraced as a primary navigation tool while adding radar, chart
plotters, and other electronic navigation tools.
As with Piloting, the course includes many in-class exercises, advancing the student’
s skills through hands-on practice and learning. Ten classes of two hours each
normally are scheduled for presentation of this course. In addition the students have
seven days to complete the open book exam. Topics covered include:
•Review of skills learned in Piloting
•Advanced positioning techniques such as advancing a line of position
•Other electronics: radar, depth sounders, autopilots, chart plotters, laptop
computer software, etc.
•Hazard avoidance techniques using electronics (e.g., “keep out” zones in GPS)
•Collision avoidance using radar and GPS
•Working with tides: clearances, depth, effects of current
•Piloting with wind and currents
•The “Seaman’s Eye” – simple skills for checking that one is on course
|Classes will be held at the following location:
Williamsburg Yacht Club
11808 29th Ave.
College Point, NY 11354
To Be Scheduled
Class starts at 7:30 PM
Cost: $70 (for Members) - With out "Weekend Navigator"
$85 (for Members) - Included the "Weekend Navigator"
$210 (for Non-Members)
$195 (for Membership & Course)
Register No Later Than - March 12th
For more information or to Register Contact
Guy Anastasio - (516) 921-4049
Gil Allan - (718) 539-9627
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