Navigation and Charts

Navigation is at the heart of sailing. It is a skill that you should constantly refresh your knowledge on.

Navigation is at the heart of sailing. It is a skill that you should constantly refresh your knowledge on. Sailing is a free flowing world of wind and sea, but we all need to be on the same playing field when it comes to the “who goes where'' stuff. Students who have taken ASA 101 and 103 will have already encountered some of the steering and sailing rules. ASA 104 requires knowledge of those rules and the general rules that define terms and specify how the rules apply. Whether it's being familiar with the rules of the road or planning an itinerary, study the nautical charts and basic navigation requirements for your desired cruising area before you go. This quiz reviews the fundamental skills involved in navigation which are an important foundation for any sailor. This is an opportunity to learn something new or refresh on old knowledge, that you will be able to use in your everyday sailing to make your time on the water safer and more enjoyable. Nail this quiz and hit the water with a little more confidence.

Number of Questions: 13

Estimated Time: 10 Minutes

References: Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, Coastal Cruising Made Easy

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