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Modern Navigation - About the Course
Whether you want to improve your navigational skills on your local waters, or you’re longing to cruise in foreign and exotic locations, Modern Marine Navigation will help you on your way to become a better boater conveniently, in your own home. With this course you will learn the basics of plotting, reading charts, identifying ATONs and using them to find your way on the water as well as an introduction to electronic navigation all presented online where you can study at your own pace. This is the only navigation course to be completely vetted by the US Coast Guard Navigation Center.
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Basic Boat Handling - The Basic Boat Handling enhanced eBook from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is a great new way to learn more about safe boat operation skills and practices. This enhanced eBook contains embedded videos that explain each lesson and clearly demonstrate techniques for safe operation of your boat. With this guide's helpful text and engaging videos, you will learn the fundamental “how-tos” of safe boat maneuvering and will become a better, safer boater. It’s the next best thing to having an experienced instructor with you on your boat!

Please note:  These course are not NASBLA approved and there are no certificates issued upon completion.   To receive a certificate upon completion of a safe boating course, you still need to take a NASBLA approved safe boating course.  Please go to the Boating Courses tab to find the nearest US Coast Guard Auxiliary safe boating class.