Coastal Navigation

The aim of this course is to give paddlers the tools to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions.

This will include the following aspects:

  • To interpret sources of information including maps, charts, coastal pilots, and tide tables
  • To navigate on the water using visual references and simple pilotage techniques e.g. transits, dead reckoning, and a compass
  • To be able to source, interpret, and apply a weather forecast to the marine environment
  • By the end of the course, each student should have planned at least 2 coastal journeys that they can take home as references for further trip planning
  • Students should also be aware of the range of resources they require to plan trips in the coastal environment
  • Although not part of the syllabus of the course, students should be made aware of the role of the Coastguard and the value of liaising with them
  • This course also meets the requirements for the ISKGA Navigation module and shall include a night navigation

Course Dates

Course Length 2 Days
Course Dates 02/04/2022 – 03/04/2022 Giants Causeway, Ireland

06/10/2022 – 07/10/2022 Falmouth

Cost £225
Places Available 8

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