Basic Coastal Navigation

An Introduction to Piloting for Sail and Power

Book Description

This clear and accessible introduction to coastal navigation outlines most of the techniques of piloting that are still fundamental to safe navigation even with modern electronic aids. Step-by-step, the reader is guided from simple to more complex piloting solutions. In addition to dead-reckoning techniques, the author covers tides and currents and explains how to use LORAN C and GPS. There are numerous illustrations throughout the text and practice problems at the end of each chapter.

Key Advantages: fully updated new edition, perfect for sail and power, clear layout and instructions, comprehensive overage of all aspects of coastal navigation, review questions and answers, and suitable for self-study and Coast Guard or other similar courses.

About Larkin, Frank J.

Frank J. Larkin is a Master Mariner with some 30 years of boating experience. He is an instructor in boating safety and coastal navigation and was until recently District Staff Officer-Aids to Navigation with the Coast Guard Auxiliary.