Practical Navigator

Practical Navigator Training is designed to present useful navigation topics for professional and recreational mariners in a no-nonsense way. The site is run by Christopher D. Nolan, a former USCG cutterman and current merchant mariner in the sail training industry. Chris has over 14 years of sea time, with 10 years in command. He holds a 1600-ton USCG merchant mariner license upon ocean routes and a 3000-ton STCW license.