Coastal Navigation

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

The course meets from 6:00-8:00pm for six consecutive Tuesdays based on start date. 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. 

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

Course Fee:




ASA Certificiation:

ASA 105 Coastal Navigation


Parallel Rules, Dividers, Training Chart, Coastal Navigation Textbook – All Included In Course Fee And Shipped To You At No Additional Cost. 

Course Location:

Taught Online


Winter Course, Typically Taught In January And March. Start Dates announced in December


Winter Course. The Coastal Navigation Course meets for six consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm. Taught Online. 

Before purchasing a course, please review the Student Information Sheet and Cancellation + Rescheduling Policies.

Six Week

Tuesday evenings
$ 680
  • Sessions meet for six consecutive Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00pm.
  • Taught Online.


Choose your start date later
$ 680
  • Choose the "Open" format if you would like to register now but choose the format and start date at a later time.
  • This is the perfect option if you are purchasing this course for someone else, or you just don't know your schedule yet.

Member Discount

One of the many benefits of membership at the Boston Sailing Center is that active Daysailing, Mid-Range, Cruising 30, 35, and 40 members receive 10% off the full price of courses. Discount applied in cart once logged in with your member credentials (if you do not know your credentials – contact the BSC, do not create another account). Discount cannot be combined with other offers. Not applicable to Macro Courses. 


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