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Coastal Navigation cover

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  • 132 pages
  • Standard Color
  • 8.5 x 11.0 inches
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  • Paperback
  • 978-1-5255-0311-5 Paperback

Sailing, Boating, Cruising, Navigation, Charts, Orientation, Aids to navigation

Coastal Navigation
for Class and Home Study by Dominique F. Prinet

Coastal Navigation for Class and Home Study is based on the notes prepared for students during some 20 years of teaching navigation, initially to private or commercial pilots, and then to sailors and professional mariners. The book is copiously illustrated with graphics showing how to plot courses and bearings, as well as regular and advanced Lines of Position using the international system of labeling. It provides simple and straightforward step-by-step methods. Additional notes and explanations are given in the areas where students traditionally experience difficulties, together with supplementary examples and exercises. The companion book, Coastal Navigation Exercises, offers all the exercises needed for practice.

Dominique F. Prinet photo

Dominique Prinet practiced navigation as a commercial pilot in Europe and in Canada, first along the West Coast of British Columbia, and then, for several years, in the Canadian Arctic and High Arctic, from a base in Yellowknife. He holds an Air Transport Pilot license, and celebrated his 70th birthday by obtaining his helicopter licence and flying another 100 hours. Dominique flew around the Americas in a two-seater plane, crossed Africa in a small jeep, sailed across the Atlantic using a sextant, and navigated in the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, the British Channel, the Caribbean, along the West Coast of Canada and around Vancouver Island. Dominique holds a BASc from UBC and an MBA from McGill. He taught at McGill for 12 years, and continued for a while at UBC and Simon Fraser. Dominique was a VP at Canadian Airlines, in Vancouver, and went on to spend five years in Africa, managing and turning-around Air Tanzania. He is an Instructor-Evaluator for Sail Canada, has taught boating out of Vancouver from 2000 to 2015, and has delivered many Transport Canada courses to professional mariners. Sharing a life-long passion for teaching, Dominique lives in Vancouver, B.C., with his wife who was teaching French at UBC until her retirement in 2014.


Dominique F. Prinet

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