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Peconic Bay Power Squadron offers ‘How to Use a Chart’ seminar for boaters

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The Peconic Bay Power Squadron will offer “How to Use a Chart,” part of the USPS University Seminar series, Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. at West Marine in Riverhead.

Attendees will learn about chart symbols, navigation aids, latitude & longitude, true and magnetic north and more. In addition to charts, the essentials of laying out a safe course and the steps to measure a course with the USPS plotter will be discussed.

The cost is $35, which includes the cost of a student guide. A MapTech Waterproof flip-fold, “Chart Symbols and On-the-Water Guide”, is available for an additional cost. To register, click here or call Vince Mauceri, 631-725-3679 by Feb. 15.

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