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post #9 of Old 03-22-2011
jackdale
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The "bookwork" for most courses can be done through homestudy. However, I find a much higher success rate and more satisfaction when navigation courses are conducted in a classroom. Having the assistance and experience of an instructor, and being able to work and discuss with other students leads to a better learning environment.

If a CYA or ISPA class is not offered, a Power Squadron course would help. However, they do not provide on-the-water practical assessments. They also provide the administration of the ROC(M) VHF course, which you will need.

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