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.
FACT – electronics do fail (I am surprised how many students have encountered this problem)
FACT – GPS can contact errors
FACT – the use of official charts is law in some states
FACT – 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!