Re: Learning navigation while land-locked?
I am Newbie, but I am currently taking the ASA 105 Coastal Navigation course by home study. There is not a "practical applications" part of the test, so it works for home study.
You have to buy your own tools (sextant not needed for this course), but the course materials are very good and include instruction on a DVD.
I have just started it, so I cannot give you tons of detail, but so far so good.
I plan to take my test at a local library that will (for a fee) proctor exams. I am doing mine through Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship. They have been helpful.
Shop around if you are going to do it by home study. You can find the course for $295 and lower.