The aim of this course is to give the student the tools to enable them to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the use of indoor meeting rooms, we have integrated this course with sea kayak leader training. This 3 day course will cover the following:
- Personal boat handling
- Leadership training in moderate sea conditions
- Safety and rescue techniques in moderate sea conditions
- Coastal navigation skills (practical afloat and shore based classroom / online
This course is designed for those paddlers carrying out coastal journeys including islands up to 2 nautical miles offshore in areas of tidal movement up to 2 knots and is a prerequisite for those seeking their British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Award.
The coastal navigation and tidal planning element of the course will include the following:
- Interpretation of sources of information including maps, charts, coastal pilots and tide tables
- Navigation on the water using visual references and simple pilotage techniques e.g. transits and dead reckoning
- Effective use of a compass
- The ability to source, interpret and apply weather information to the coastal environment
- The role of the coastguard
Equipment required for course:
- Silva type 4 or similar compass suitable for map work
- 2B pencils and rubber
Recommended course book:
Sea Kayak Navigation, Franco Ferrero (2nd Edition, 2007).
More news soon on an online Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course that is currently in development with British Canoeing.
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