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G.T. Bay Sail & Power Squadron Presents Seminar in Traverse City: Using GPS

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June 11, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


West Marine
3500 Marketplace Cir.
Traverse City, MI United States

Seminar: Using GPS.

GPS has become a common tool for navigation. However using GPS on the water is distinctly different from a moving map display in your car. This seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation which you will use. It then shows you how to relate the GPS to your charts which provide essential information about what is around you.

The seminar also shows you how to operate your GPS – what the buttons do, what the screens show and how to access the functions you need. A handheld GPS is used as the demonstration model, but all GPS receivers function similarly. By the time you have completed the seminar, you will be able to store waypoints into your GPS, activate them for navigation, and use GPS to keep you on a safe, pre-qualified course of your choosing. You’ll also get some tips for choosing a GPS if you don’t currently own one.

Free. Please register for this seminar.

The mission of the Grand Traverse Bay Sail and Power Squadron is to promote recreational boating safety through education and civic activities while providing enjoyable social camaraderie both on the water and ashore.