Marine Navigation (formerly Piloting) is the first of the navigational classes presented by the Waukegan Sail and Power Squadron under the auspices of the U. S. Power Squadron focusing on the techniques for piloting a boat in coastal and inland conditions. The course emphasizes planning and checking along with the use of GPS for determining position, and introduces digital charting as well as traditional charting, compass, and Dead Reckoning skills. Plotting, labeling, use of the compass, aids to navigation, and a host of related topics are included in this new approach to coastal and inland piloting. The Student Kit includes not only the Student Manual, the Plotting and Labeling Guide, but also instructions for downloading, installing, and using OpenCPN, a marine navigation program that is state-of-the-art and in wide use by commercial and recreational boaters. A $9 registration fee will be required at time of registration. Fee for members of USPS is $78 paid at the first class session. Fee for non-members is $96, which includes a one year membership, also paid at the first class session. Contact Brian Markey at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional course details.