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GPS For Mariners (GPSFM) Course DescriptionBACK TO CLASSES

Textbook cover for GPS For Mariners (GPSFM)

GPS for Mariners is a modern learning experience that focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by the recreational boater. This course is the result of an exciting synergy between textbook's publisher, the book's author, and the Auxiliary.

The recommended presentation of the course involves inviting course participants who already own hand-held GPS units to bring them to the class, increasing interactivity of the educational experience and getting students more involved.

However, this class is so effective that even those not possessing handheld units will learn how to use a GPS for practical recreational boating.


  • Background, course overview and objectives
  • Navigation Review (This course assumes that you enter knowing basic coastal navigation terminology)
  • GPS explained Basic receiver functions
  • Selecting a receiver
  • Waypoint navigation
  • GPS underway

Individuals who successfully complete the course and exam are awarded certificates.

GPS For Mariners (GPSFM) Class Schedules

  • Course Name
  • Location
  • Date/Time
  • Contact
Orange County
  • GPS For Mariners
  • Dana Point Yacht Club
    24399 Dana Drive
    Dana Point, CA 92629  Map
  • Wednesdays
    22 Aug 2018 – 12 Sep 2018
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    4 Sessions
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  • Eric Gritzmacher
    (949) 632-2378