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Coastal Navigation

$560 Our Coastal Navigation course presents all the fundamental skills of navigation, with emphasis on the techniques most useful to the cruising sailor.

CONAVThe course meets online from 6pm-8pm for 6 consecutive Tuesdays. Course fee includes the necessary charts, tools, and textbook.

Topics Include... 

The magnetic compass, use of the nautical chart, dead reckoning, various methods of fixing position, tides and tide tables, navigating in current, and selection of anchorages. 


Taught Online - Lecture only (no water portion)



Prepares you for

ASA 105 Coastal Navigation *Certification awarded upon successful written ASA 105 test, and a $39 ASA student registration fee (fee only applies if not previously certified with ASA).


Parallel Rules, Dividers, Training Chart, Coastal Navigation textbook - all included in course fee! Pick up from the center, or ship for a fee of $15. All requests for shipping should be made by Friday, February 19, 2021 to receive your materials on time.


This course is six consecutive online classroom sessions on Tuesdays starting March 2, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm.

Coastal Navigation Start Dates

Rescheduling/Cancellation PolicyIf you cancel with greater than 14 days’ notice from the first day of your course, you will receive a full refund (less the cost of course materials: chart, tools, textbook). If you paid with a credit card, BSC will retain a 3% fee of the total amount paid. Cash and check payments will be refunded in full (less the cost of course materials: chart, tools, textbook). No refunds will be given with less than 14 days' notice. 


Contact the Boston Sailing Center office by phone 617-227-4198 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and an office manager would be happy to assist you.