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This seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation which you will use. It then
shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts which provide essential information about
what is around you.
The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS – what the buttons do, what the
screens show, and how to access the functions you need. A handheld GPS is used as the
demonstration model, but all GPS receivers function similarly. By the time you have
completed the seminar, you will be able to store waypoints into your GPS, activate them for
navigation, and use GPS to keep you on a safe, pre-qualified course of your choosing.
You’ll also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you don’t currently own one. You will get a
waterproof McGraw-Hill Captain’s Quick Guide Using GPS to take aboard to remind you of
the steps, or to show another of your crew how to use your GPS.
What GPS Does
Waypoint Navigation (Examples using Garmin)
Operating your GPS-Buttons, Different Screens,
Classes are held in the Squadron's classroom on San Carlos Boulevard. This calss is under
revision, and not available at this time. Please call the Squadron at (239) 466-4040 for
additional information. Click on Class Schedule for Dates and Times. Online registration is
available for this class.
United States Power Squadrons®
San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron