Navigation / Aids to Navigation Quiz
Sailors and explorers have accurately been navigating the oceans dating back to the 17th century.
Sailors and explorers have accurately been navigating the oceans dating back to the 17th century. Like modern sailors, they understood the basic principles of measuring distance, position, and direction. While we have advanced technology that makes navigating easier, it is still important to understand how they work. It’s also important to know standard aids to navigation (ATONs) and abide by their warnings and advisories. Safe and responsible sailors understand tide charts, buoys, beacons, and lights. This quiz will test your knowledge and provide you with problems to help you study navigation and ATONs.
Number of Questions: 14
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Captains Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey are both life-long sailors and retired military officers. Andy served in the Royal Air Force in aviation and intelligence, and Lisa served in the US Navy in aviation, meteorology and oceanography – a combination of skills which have proved very useful to sailing and passagemaking.
They founded and operated Sail Solomons ASA school and charter base, receiving numerous awards for ASA Outstanding School and Outstanding Instructors.Andy and Lisa wrote ASA’s textbooks for Bareboat Cruising and Catamaran Cruising, and are the primary contributors to ASA’s Advanced Cruising and Seamanship text.