On land, drivers rely on road signs to tell them about location and route, as well as any detours or hazards. On the water boaters, rely on aids to navigation -- buoys, beacons, lights, and more -- to provide the same kind of information. Learn about the US Aids to Navigation System, with a special emphasis on those that are located throughout the Salish Sea.
In this class, you will learn how to identify lighthouses, buoys and beacons by day and night. Discover how to read chart symbols and compare them to what you are observing at sea or on land. Become more familiar with the aids to navigation that you encounter in the Salish Sea.
In this class you will learn how to:
- identify lighthouses, buoys, and beacons by day and night
- correlate observed navigation aids to chart symbols
- recognize buoyage and lights used in the Salish Sea (US and Canada)
- recognize and identify RACON buoys by radar
Who Should Take This Class?
- Reacreational boaters
- Anyone interested in learning about Aids to Navigation