Chart work & Navigation Tutorials

Taking bearings on a nautical chart using a portland plotter or bretton plotter. Calculating Variation & Compass Deviation. How to apply Variation? What is Variation? What is compass Deviation? What is a True Bearing?
How to measure distance on a nautical chart? How to calculate time to travel on a nautical chart?

How to calculate time to travel on a boat using a nautical chart? DST
An Introduction to Nautical Charts. Focusing on colours, features, depths, important symbols including buoyage and hazards

A free tutorial on Buoyage. Learn about marine buoyage systems. Cardinal buoys, Lateral buoys, Danger marks and more :)
IALA A Buoyage. What does buoyage mean? What is a cardinal marker? What do buoys tell me?

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