In this section OSASA will be highlighting aspects of navigation of relevance to ocean cruisers which are not readily found in traditional sources.
The Royal Institute of Navigation recently published an excellent digital booklet on Electronic Navigation Systems which may be downloaded from the RIN website. As it consumes 2 GB of storage space we will not reproduce it here except for the contents sheet.
We recommend it as essential reading for all ocean navigators.
Glossary of terms 4
Our Objective 6
Chapter 1 GNSS in marine navigation 11
Chapter 2 Electronic charts and their display systems 19
Chapter 3 Using Radar and AIS 39
Chapter 4 Guarding against electronic failure on small craft 53
Chapter 5 Key navigational skills 65
Chapter 6 Future Developments 91
Appendix I Extracts from accident reports 93
Appendix II SOLAS regulations and small craft 94
Appendix III Chart of emergency signals 97
Notes For your personal use 98