Author: K. E. N. KREISLER
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You're comfortable with your new boat and have been testing your skills in the safety of a protected harbor. But that's not why you've invested so much time and money. It's time to expand your horizons and see what's outside the confines of the small and safe places you've been spending your time. Here is everything you'll need to know to head down the coast, from a licensed master who's been doing it for decades.The vast majority of sailors--and there are millions of them--never venture too far from their homeports, or even the safety of the harbor. There is simply too much to worry about that a GPS cannot provide: tides and tidal currents, reefs and rocks and bad weather. They dream of heading out, but feel unprepared to take the first step.Coastal Navigation Simplified offers everything a new sailor needs to know to get out safely and confidently.Coastal Navigation Simplified teaches such things as understanding nautical charts, reading winds and tides, determining and plotting your course, and time-tested tips to know exactly where you are and where you need to go. It offers fundamentals while also giving you knowledge of how to best use today's hi-tech tools.Coastal Navigation Simplified is the best way to get to your destination--and want to go out again.