Learning the foundation of navigation is imperative. Most of us complete a sea survival course should the worse happen – but what about a preventative course.
*Electronics do fail (I am surprised how many students have encountered this problem)
*GPS can contain errors
*The use of official charts (hydrographic office) is law in some States in Australis
*Understanding your ship’s compass and chart work is imperative for checking your position without GPS, and extremely useful for anchor-bearings to monitor your position.