The Coast Guard Auxiliary and the BoatU.S. Foundation released a state of the art online interactive navigation course known as Modern Marine Navigation. The Coast Guard Auxiliary, America’s largest volunteer boating safety education organization, partnered with the BoatU.S. Foundation to develop an online education course that provides the recreational boater with a comprehensive navigation training program. The program has been approved by the Coast Guard Navigation Center and is now available to the public via the Coast Guard Auxiliary website at: https://bitly.com/1Sf2RRU
Mark Simoni, National Commodore, Coast Guard Auxiliary, spoke at the Coast Guard Auxiliary National Training Conference in St. Louis, January 2016. Commodore Simoni referenced the significance of the online course as a clear step by the Coast Guard Auxiliary to extend recreational boating safety education to the growing segment of boaters who prefer to receive their education online rather than in a face-to-face environment.
About the Course
Whether you want to improve your navigational skills on your local waters, or you’re longing to cruise in foreign and exotic locations, Modern Marine Navigation will help you on your way to become a better boater conveniently, in your own home. With this course you will learn the basics of plotting, reading charts, identifying ATONs and using them to find your way on the water as well as an introduction to electronic navigation all presented online where you can study at your own pace. This is the only navigation course to be completely vetted by the US Coast Guard Navigation Center.