Friends of Oceanography Offers
Basic Navigation Short Course
Narragansett, RI. -- March 22, 2000 -- Anyone just starting out in boating
needs to be able to get from one point to another with some degree of confidence,
skill, and safety. To help boaters achieve that goal, Friends of Oceanography
at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography is offering
a short course in Navigation for Beginners, given by avid sailor
Arthur (Mac) Cuddy, president of West Bay Sailing, Inc., and former navigator
for the Annapolis-Newport, Marblehead-Halifax, Newport-Bermuda, and Bermuda-Copenhagen
The course will be held on Wednesday evening, April 12, from 6-9 p.m.
in the Coastal Institute Building on the URI Bay Campus in Narragansett.
Course participants will learn to use a nautical chart and learn what
the abbreviations, symbols, colors, numbers, and contour lines mean. Cuddy
will provide an introduction to the U.S. system of buoys, lights, and lighthouses,
as well as the use of parallels and dividers, the compass, and other instruments.
Course plotting and dead reckoning will also be introduced.
Cost for Navigation for Beginners is $25 for Friends of Oceanography
members and $35 for non-members. Preregistration by April 3 is required.
For information or registration call Friends of Oceanography at 874-6602.
Friends of Oceanography is a community-based membership organization
established in 1986 to support the educational and public programs of the
URI Graduate School Oceanography. Friends provides financial support of
fellowships for GSO students, and other research, education, and outreach
activities. The organization also helps sponsor a variety of special events
such as The JASON Project, oceanography lectures, Bounty on the Bay Day,
the Annual Friends of Oceanography Auction, open houses, and the Narragansett
Visit the URI Graduate School of Oceanography website:
Contact: Lisa Cugini, 874-6642, firstname.lastname@example.org