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Rules of the Road & Aids to Navigation – Online

Lights, sounds, right of way: know the rules! Who has the right of way? Where’s the channel? By the end of this class, you’ll understand the maneuvering rules, lights, sound signals, and buoys that allow us to navigate confidently and safely around hazards and other vessels. 

We will guide you through the rules of the road, rights of the way, and responsibilities between vessels, so you can gain an understanding of the protocols crucial for safe navigation. Our instructor will explain the concepts of luminous and geographic range, lighting, and buoy positioning. We will examine various scenarios such as overtaking, crossing, and collision avoidance with practical, real-world examples.

This class will help you to master the rules governing vessel interaction, empowering yourself with the knowledge to navigate confidently while upholding maritime rules and safety standards.

Course Details:

April 2–3, May 21–22, Oct 22–23
6:30–8 PM | Cost: $90 non-member, $81 member

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Platform: Online; a Zoom link is provided one week before class
  • Teaching style: This class consists of a presentation followed by interactive discussions and a Q&A session.
  • Duration: Two consecutive evenings (1.5 hours each session)
  • Materials: Supplementary materials and resources will be provided for further reading and reference one week prior to the class.
  • Registration: Sign up online at nwmaritime.campbrainregistration.com
  • Cost: $90 non-member, $81 member
  • Notes: Please watch for the Zoom link to be sent via email one week before class. This class has a four-person minimum. 

Adult Classes / Navigation & Maritime Skills Classes

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Date

Apr 02 - 03 2024

Time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 02 - 03 2024
  • Time: 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Northwest Maritime Center
Phone
360.385.3628
Email
info@nwmaritime.org
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