The Complete
Step-by-Step System to Navigating any Boat with Confidence & Safety

Go from newbie novice to confident navigator
with Coastal Navigation Pro

As the weekend warrior you are,
you crave adventure on the open water in your boat, spending time with your family and friends, embracing the sun on your face and the wind in your hair.

Maybe you’re even flirting with the idea of sailing or boating to a tropical location, taking a long, leisurely vacation with your loved ones.

But how confident are you really behind that steering wheel? And are you able to find your way to your destination through good weather and bad? Sure, there’s always GPS units, but more often than not technology fails the further out you get away from shore. Do you really want to take a chance with your friends’ and family’s safety on the water?

Whether you’re:

  1. brand new to boating and want to lay a strong foundation of being safe on the water but have have no idea how to get started… 
  2. a little experienced but haven’t been in enough real world situations that require coastal navigation skills…
  3. looking to go pro and get certified with the American Sailing Association or need help passing the Coast Guard Captain’s Classes so you can pass the difficult USCG charting exam…

…you’re in the right place.

Learn how to safely and confidently navigate the open water in a simple, streamlined process that gets you, your friends, and family back to the dock safely in any weather condition!

Welcome to Coastal Navigation Pro

A simple, step-by-step system to navigating any boat with safety and confidence.

With this course, you’ll have the skills you need to be safe on the water knowing you can charter your own boat for a day, a weekend, a vacation, or embark on a full-on career on the water by working towards a Captain’s License.

Finding your position: understanding latitude & longitude so you can always pinpoint where you are on the water.
How to select the right charts and use navigation tools for the ability to backup your gear and ensure self-reliance.
Plotting a course using dead reckoning so you can always find your way.
True north vs. magnetic north: knowing how to correct a compass for variation and deviation, and how to determine your position using fixes.
Adjusting for water current: how to simply determine your course based on set and drift so you’re always on the right path.
How to predict changes in tides and currents for any time of the day so you never get caught off guard in the water.
Nautical publications and resources: where to get them for free so you can continue your education and expand your knowledge.
Putting all of these skills together to plan your next trip with family and friends knowing that you’re able to confidently navigate the waters safely.
Bonus 1: Mastering the use of Aids to Navigation (AtoNs) to read “street” signs of the water.
Bonus 2: Navigating with confidence in fog so you never get lost.

You’ll also get: 

Printable exercises to practice your charting skills at home, on your time.

Access to a private Facebook group where you can get support, ask questions, and more!

Lifetime access to the program: Once you purchase the course, you’ll get all the content at once so you can go through it at your own pace on your own time, as it’s available 24/7.

Any future updates: As I add to the course content over time, you’ll have full access to any newer versions of the course and it’s content so you’ll always have the most up-to-date version of the course…always!

Hi, I’m Don Doggett.

I’m on a mission to promote seamanship and safe boating practices for sailors and professional mariners through education and certification. I’ve spent the last 15+ years dedicated to cruising distant harbors on the Great Lakes as well as sailboat racing during overnight regattas crossing Lake Michigan. I hold a USCG 100 ton Master Near Coastal captain’s license and encourage sailing education and safety. I’ve enjoyed sharing my expertise to promote sailing at several organizations from the East Coast to the MidWest, and have been trained as a first responder while maintaining first aid and CPR certifications.

My entire reason for creating this online course is to help boaters develop practical literacy of traditional paper charts and incorporating the use of marine electronics like GPS and chart plotters. Many people are already using electronic navigation but don’t have a backup system when their electronics fail shortly after they leave dry land. Having a book of charts, like a chart kit, and knowing the basic process of reading a chart, is the best way to get back to the dock after your marine electronics bite the dust. Keeping an hourly log that records your position and using your GPS record from your last known position on a chart is a great backup and will be a great help to the Coast Guard if you ever need to call for help, or find yourself in a sticky situation.


Success Stories:

“Learning coastal navigation is invaluable. Since taking this course we have successfully navigated our boat through all the Great Lakes, Canada, and beyond the eastern seaboard. Without the complete knowledge of Coastal Navigation Pro it would all be a guessing game, particularly on overnight Atlantic Ocean voyages. I highly recommend this course.”

— Debra Weaver

“Your class was so much help, there is no way I would have wanted to try any of this myself. I have and would recommend this class to anyone studying to get their Captain’s license, or wants knowledge of charting, or any other navigation-related skills. I just wanted to thank you so much for all your help getting my Captain's license and hope to see you on the water.”

— Captain Noah Caminata, Great Lakes Fishing Guide

“I really enjoyed learning the art and skill of coastal navigation using this training program. Learning here is supportive of your sailing goals and dreams. I have definitely improved this season, and look forward to continued learning from any new courses.”

— Tim Dittloff

“Captain Don takes the time to provide clear explanations with real world examples so that students not only retain critical information, but truly understand the importance of it. Their expertise and experience will always guide you to your true north long after the classroom. ”

— Kevin Jones

Ready to navigate like a pro?

One-Time Payment

$397

one-time

  • Instant access to 8 lessons + 2 bonus lessons
  • Private Facebook group for Q&A sessions with me
  • Lifetime access to all course content, videos & downloads
  • Lifetime updates to course content
  • 30-day 100% money-back guarantee, no questions asked
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3 Monthly Payments

$149

per month for 3 months

  • Instant access to 8 lessons + 2 bonus lessons
  • Private Facebook group for Q&A sessions with me
  • Lifetime access to all course content, videos & downloads
  • Lifetime updates to course content
  • 30-day 100% money-back guarantee, no questions asked
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NO RISK: 30-day 100% money-back guarantee

FAQs

Who is this course for?

This course is for YOU if you’re:

  • brand new to boating and want to lay a strong foundation of being safe on the water but have have no idea how to get started. 
  • a little experienced but haven’t been in enough real world situations that require coastal navigation skills.
  • looking to go pro and get certified with the American Sailing Association or need help passing the Coast Guard Captain’s Classes so you can pass the difficult USCG charting exam.

How do I access the course?

The minute you register for the course, you will be able to digitally access the entire course from any device.

How long do I get access?

You get lifetime access so you can go through the content at your own pace.

Is there a guarantee/refund policy?

Yes, we offer a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee, no questions asked. 

Do you update the course, and if so, do I get updates?

Yes and yes! Once you are a customer, you will receive ALL the updates, 2.0 versions, and bonus materials as they are added to newer versions of the course. This means you have lifetime access to the most up-to-date version of the course…always!

If I have a question that comes up during the course, how do I get it answered?

There’s a private Facebook group for you to ask questions, get support, and more!