The Coast Guard Auxiliary advanced navigation course entitled “Weekend Navigator-Part 2,” will be hosted by Flotilla 12-7 at the Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey, beginning Thursday, March 25th.

The course will run eight consecutive Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

There is no charge for instruction although there is a $75 fee for textbook and course materials. Students who have completed Part 1 — the basic navigation course curriculum — and still have their textbooks, will be charged a reduced rate of $50 for materials.

While Part 2 is a continuation of Part 1, the course can be taken independently of the latter.

Among the topics covered are tides, winds and currents, use of radar, navigating harbors and channels, electronic navigation tools and rules and measuring compass deviation/GPS.

Those interested in taking this course should call (310) 937-1680 or e-mail the group at