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This course will guide you to develop an understanding of the most common electronic navigation tools and how to use them more effectively. You will also gain an understanding of the limitations of these electronic tools, enabling you to make navigational decisions that will enhance safety on your vessel.

When: Feb 2, Saturday 2019
0930h - 1630h
Where: Jericho Sailing Center (Top Floor - NW Burrard Room)
1300 Discovery Street
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6R 4L9
Presenter: Ken Gillstrom
Contact: Ken Christie

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Electronic Navigation Essentials

 Presented by: Ken Gillstrom


Saturday, February 2, 2019

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location: Jericho Sailing Centre

1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver


Welcome & Introductions

Worksheet/Questionnaire - Navigating Techniques and Tools used on your vessel
Overview of the range of electronic tools available

GPS Basics
        -How it works and what information it can provide
Electronic Charts
        Raster vs Vector

Electronic Charting Systems: 

           Chart Plotters – Combining GPS and Electronic Charts        
        Features, Functions, Benefits and

When things go wrong!
        Issues with over reliance on using one navigational tool
Case scenarios of incidents relating to over reliance on electronics

Radar -    How it works, type and location of equipment, limitations, setup and use.

AIS -     Collision Avoidance
Autopilot    Equipment and Setup

Ken Gillstrom is a Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. He has sailed over 85,000 miles, much of it with limited modern electronic tools. Ken and his wife, Carol set sail 6 years ago on their new custom designed and built aluminum sailboat, Voyageur 10.10.
They sailed 60,000 miles on Voyageur, including 2 A
tlantic crossings, transited the Panama Canal, and on to – Galapagos, Hawaii, BC and Alaska. A number of articles Ken has written on boat related topics have been published by Pacific Yachting magazine. Ken and his wife, Carol, conduct sail training adventures on board Voyageur 10.10 as they sail the world.

Jericho Sailing Centre

1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver


BCA Members:  $85.00

Non-Members: $100.00

A $15 processing fee will be charged in the event of participant cancellation.

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