Public Education Course Flyer: GPS For Mariners

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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.

Presented by Flotilla 113-12-91
San Ramon Valley, CA

Course: GPS For Mariners
Start Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2018
Hours: 9:00 AM  –  3:00 PM
Duration: 6 Hours
Location: San Ramon Fire District Offices
1500 Bollinger Canyon Road
San Ramon,  CA  94583
Contact: Greg Olsen
(415) 717-1414
Course Cost: $25
Comments: All materials provided along with Pizza lunch. Family discount available. Added BONUS RADAR Navigation

Posted: Thu, 07 Dec 2017

Marker location may be approximate; verify location before travel.