Navigation & Seamanship Guides
Navigation & Seamanship Guides and books
An art or a skill navigation is certainly something you need to learn, keep up to date with and be able to rely on when cruising with your yacht or boat. With the invention of GPS and chart plotter it is easy to skip the learning of some of the basic navigation and seamanship skills, but they are still very much needed both as just in case there is an equipment failure and as a double check. Know your flags compass readings and be able to navigate by the stars and a piece of paper.
If you are sailing and older or classic boat, there is more to learn authors such as Tom Cunliffe have written down the essentials to pass their knowledge down the generations and help with sail setting, rigging and maneuvers in classic boats.