GPS Navigation

An advanced course to enable safe navigation and use of GPS.

Aim: To understand the principles and limitations, including use of chart plotters and techniques for more complex navigation tasks.
Duration: 8 Hours.
Qualification: NZ GPS Operator Certificate.
Prerequisites: Knowledge to Boatmaster level.


  • Navigation
  • GPS principles & positioning
  • Initialisation & set up
  • Controls, screens & outputs
  • Passage making
  • Waypoint navigation
  • Accuracies & errors
  • Installation
  • Chart plotters
  • Choosing a set