Don't Be Them: Attend 'Navigation for Husbands & Wives' in Newport - PassageMaker

Don't Be Them: Attend 'Navigation for Husbands & Wives' in Newport

CruiserPort University brings a popular couple's seminar called "Navigation for Husbands & Wives" to the Newport Boat Show. The two-hour class, held at the Newport Blues Cafe, is designed to build confidence and encourage teamwork.
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CruiserPort University brings a popular couple's seminar called "Navigation for Husbands & Wives" to the Newport International Boat Show. The two-hour class, held at the Newport Blues Cafe, is designed to build confidence and encourage teamwork.

This mini-course, scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, is for new boaters or more experienced boaters seeking a primer on latest technology. Instructor Bob Sweet is a senior navigator and author of The Weekend Navigator, GPS for Mariners, Using GPS, Using GPS with Charts and consultant to OceanGrafix.

Sweet’s seminar is a comprehensive “quick start” guide to navigation, teaching essential skills from planning a cruise, navigating under way and crosschecking your position. He will demonstrate how to use paper charts with your electronics in a complementary way and tricks on how to deal with tides and currents.

Sweet's navigation seminar is one of eight seminars that can be purchased individually for $60 or you can buy a VIP pass, which let's you attend all eight at a substantial savings. Two additional seminars, Nigel Calder's "Diesel Engines: Maintenance & Troubleshooting" and "Troubleshooting Marine Electrical Systems" are eight-hour classes and are not included in the VIP pass.

 Bob Sweet's "Navigation for Husbands & Wives" will be presented at the Newport Blues Cafe on Friday, Sept. 16 from 1-3 p.m.

Bob Sweet's "Navigation for Husbands & Wives" will be presented at the Newport Blues Cafe on Friday, Sept. 16 from 1-3 p.m.

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