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Navigate any coast

There’s something very comforting about seeing your GPS position overlaid on top of a chart on your smart phone, tablet or chart plotter, but this is often a simplified picture of our surroundings. There’s more to navigation than just knowing your position; it’s as much about understanding the environment you’re in and having a good overview of an area so that you can quickly respond to changes of conditions and unexpected occurrences.

Digital navigation, with its small screens and constant zooming in and out, requires us to have a better command of our situational awareness, not less. It’s simply

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