David Burch is director of the Starpath School of Navigation in Seattle, Washington, and he has taught marine navigation to more than 25,000 students since the school's establishment in 1977. He received the Institute of Navigation's 1985 Superior Achievement Award for outstanding performance as a practicing navigator.Burch has written for several boating magazines, including Sea Kayaker, on the subject of marine navigation and weather. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and a former member of the graduate faculty at the University of Washington; he holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas. With more than 65,000 miles of blue-water sailing and navigation experience behind him, Burch devotes his time to teaching and writing about navigation. He's also a kayaker.
Falcon Guide Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation: Master the Traditional Skills and the Latest Technologies (How to Paddle Series)by David Burch
FUNDAMENTALS OF KAYAK NAVIGATION: Master the Traditional Skills and the Latest Technologies, 4th edition (Falcon)David Burch This paddling guide is fully revised and redesigned, and takes beginners through traditional navigation methods up through state-of-the-art electronic navigation. Maps, charts, illustrations, and photos accompany explanations of compact GPS receivers and PDAs, downloadable navigation charts, electronic charting systems, and internet Web site listings for tracking marine forecasts. The information and navigation systems laid out in this guide can be used around the world for one of the fastest-growing recreational sports. David Burch is the director of the Starpath School of Navigation in Seattle, and has been teaching navigational skills for thirty years. He is a former Fulbright scholar who holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas. With more than 65,000 miles of blue-water sailing experience, he writes for many boating magazines in addition to teaching.
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