Navionics For Beginners

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Class Overview

Recreational boaters, learn how to use the popular Navionics Mobile Boating Navigation App for both guiding your route, as well as monitoring your boat at anchor in this practical class. 

Become familiar with using the Navionics app's basic features, including zooming and icons. Gain experience creating a route, as well as using data for tides and currents. We'll also discuss some of the limitations of relying solely on your mobile device for navigation.    Please come prepared by installing the Navionics Boating app on your tablet or smart phone. You can bring the Navionics “Boating HD Marine & Lakes” 2-week free trial version available on both App Store and Google Play. Then decide later if you want to purchase it or the Navionics “US & Canada” upgrade version.

Learning Outcomes

In this class you will learn how to:

  • Use the Navionics app's basic features, including zooming and icons
  • Create a route automatically and manually
  • Edit an existing route
  • Access tide and current data

Who Should Take This Class?

  • Recreational boaters interested in learning how to use the Navionics Boating app for guiding your route and monitoring your boat Boaters with some experience using Navionics but wanting to deepen their understanding and get their questions answered 


Class Details

Boating classes will be in-person at the beautiful Seattle Maritime Academy located at: 4455 Shilshole Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107.

Seattle Central Requires COVID-19 Vaccines and Masks for Students & Staff 

Seattle Colleges will be a fully vaccinated higher education institution in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent COVID-19 Proclamations. The decision comes after consultation with the board of trustees, health and safety officials, and labor partners. 

Full vaccinations are required for students, staff, and faculty coming to campus this fall, with exemptions for medical or religious reasons. This allows the colleges to reopen and return to in-person teaching and learning, to the fullest extent possible, while safeguarding against transmission of COVID-19 and its variants. Students must report vaccination status by Nov. 1; we will update Continuing Education students about the process for that soon. 

In accordance with Washington State guidelines for the college, everyone attending in-person classes is also required to wear a face mask inside buildings, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

In addition, everyone who comes to an in-person class (Capitol Hill, Wood Technology Center, Seattle Maritime Academy and Georgetown) will be required to complete a daily health screening questionnaire each day that you visit. Please take time to review the COVID Procedures:


Winter 2022

  • 1 Tuesdays ; Mar 01 to Mar 01 ; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Location : SCSMA; Room SC -SMA General Class -SMA0111
  • Fee : $60
  • Class ID : 38860 ; SKU : 33028