Where Are The Rock?
In our training we discovered that the naval charts are full of rock, sunken ships, and other navigation hazards. The goal is to plot a course that avoids all of these hazards and get the helms man to follow that course.
To plot a course and actually follow it in a sail boat was much more difficult the we originally though. Current, wind and many other factors out of your control make the real world very dangerous. No we did not use a GPS or any electronic gadgets. Just old fashion sailing.