York's first "Gold Star/Green Dot" ASA School. How did we do
in the ASA Student Survey? CLICK
this off season and going up again in April.
March 23 &
March 30 &
(Can mix and match the 23 with the 31st too
assuming that second schedule runs.)
9:30 to 5:30 with
Upper West Side
One evening per
week, each week in March - TELL US
which night you want.
7-10:15 pm (will
start earlier if all enrolled can)
Want to do one
at your home/office, and/or on your schedule? Let us know!
US with questions.
DO IT! (Enroll)
Navigation and sailing video! Watch students
working out a coastal navigation question with Director (both of the video
and the school), Steve Card. This was shot spontaneously and unscripted
during a course and trip out of Greenport, Long Island. Watch it
||Got Charts? Get
printed when you order them, so they're completely up to date.
6/19/2004, 03:11 AM -
"Sag Harbour. Crazy. Pitch black seas for the past hour. No
moon, no light,
nothing but occasional buoy and the charts. It was really cool because
to use all the things I used in navigation class. Just dropped anchor
going sailing again in a few hours. Have a great weekend."
Emmanuel Monahogios, Manhattan, graduate of Start Navigating
Navigatingsm is our coastal
navigation course, designed for those with little or no navigation training.
You'll learn the traditional art and science of piloting and near-shore
coastal navigation, from chart basics to taking bearings & fixes, plotting
courses, "dead" reckoning, correcting for current, etc. Columbus
relied heavily on dead reckoning in his famous voyages, and it's still
the basis for navigation today! But don't worry - to modernize things
somewhat, we'll also introduce you to GPS (Global Positioning Satellite
system), the new standard in electronic navigation.
No, this is not a deposition or closing.
This was one of our classes, held in a conference room of a student's law
|"I was just logging on to reiterate how much I enjoyed the class (I
know John did, too). Enjoyed and learned from it. You're a
fab teacher...but then you probably knew that already."
Emily Russell, Manhattan
Graduate of Start Sailing & Start Navigating
Latitude 40 51.194' N / Longitude 73
Want to do a class at your office, on
schedule, and get a break on the tuition? Contact
just lost more territory to my astronomers than to all my enemies."
-King Louis XIV, in 1671,
after the Italian astronomer Giovanni Cassini (a disciple of Galileo) determined
that France had 20% less taxable territory than previously believed.
Cassini's method was to use the position of Jupiter's moons to determine
this course is equally appropriate for you. The theory and application
are the same, and the curriculum is very similar to navigation portions
of Coast Guard/Power Squadron courses.
enough to require a separate page!
|Left: Peter Schorr,
nav instructor extraordinaire, making light of what little math is really
necessary for coastal navigation. This is our Manhattan location.
relieved and happy to hear it (possibly after some salty joke)
||(Peter demonstrating a specialty
|You'll do numerous realistic practice
problems to reinforce each new skill, both in the class and at your leisure.
This is essentially a classroom course, but you're not confined to the
"cabin" for the duration.
Unlike other programs (any we're aware
of, in fact), we get you out in the real world and start practicing your
|We sometimes run a special coastal navigation
course at Columbia University
for the Graduate School of Business
and Sailing Club. Here are some happy grad student graduates.
These schedules are open to all Columbia
students and faculty. Contact us if
"Gee, Dad, where did
that awful reef come from?"
"Why, it's the tide, Billy!"
covers why reefs cover and uncover, and how to tell in advance what the
tide and current are doing where you have doings.)
We offer custom schedules and locations
- ask! How about YOUR office in Manhattan? We offer a break
on the tuition for that. Contact us!
Prerequisites: none, although a
little boating experience is helpful for perspective. Contact
us if you have any questions.
Certification Achieved: ASA Coastal
Navigation. The certification exam is included in the tuition, and
students schedule this at their convenience.
enough to require a separate page!
Exceeds ASA 105 Coastal Navigation standards.
all materials and certification. Materials consist of...
Coastal Nav textbook
extensive practice problem material). This is our own manual, written by
the Director, Steve Card.
A real chart (#13218,
the real-life updated version of the 1210 training chart, Martha's Vineyard
to Block Island, that is commonly used in nav programs). This is
an NOAA approved Print On Demand (POD) chart, done without Loran lines
all over, making for much better clarity and far less clutter.
"Chart # 1" book
of symbols & abbreviations
Plotting Tool (Parallel
rules or triangular protractor and standard ruler). We give you really
good ones you won't outgrow.
a drafting "compass," used to measure distance.) We give you "keeper"
quality dividers that are more accurate, making for easier learning and
they're not fancy metal ones in felt lined cases, but they have spring
loaded tips for less breakage.
Special erasers that
work better on charts.
Thanks for over-the-top & beyond-the-call teaching, as well as
patience with certain barrages of interminable questions. You have
an exceptional talent for making things clear. Very focused, organized,
-William Rosvold, Queens, NY
Graduate of Start Sailing and Start Navigating