How to Read a Nautical Chart
Presented by Ralph Fairbanks of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Whether you're a power boater or a sailor, you need to have a good grasp of the limits of chart accuracy - paper or electronic. What's the difference between a map and a chart? What are all those squiggley lines and colors on a chart? Why do I need to know how to read a chart if I have the latest chart plotter? In this introductory class, you'll learn how charts are made and how to understand the wealth of information on them. Ralph will also teach you some of the fundamentals that more advance navigational skills are built upon.