Location: Bayview State Park
Course Description: The ultimate kayak navigation workshop! We’ll start with the bare basics: how tides and currents form, the effects of wind and weather on the marine environment and how to read a nautical chart. From there we’ll expand to understanding how to use and decipher the many resources available to us as kayakers when planning a trip. After we have a firm foundation we’ll gradually get more complicated as we start plotting courses and planning trips using a compass, a parallel ruler and dividers accounting for the effects of drift. We’ll cover a range of terminology, be able to find your fixed and estimated positions on the open water and most importantly impart the judgement necessary to plan a variety of trips and outings in your local waterways like an expert. Because after this workshop you’ll feel like one!
This is a land based class.
A sampling of the course content includes:
- Understanding the formation and effects of tides and currents
- Reading nautical charts
- Latitude and Longitude
- Difference between course, bearing and heading
- Plotting courses
- Nautical rules of the road
Ages: 18 and up.
Course Duration: 6 hoursBook Now
Let’s get out and practice all you learned in our Essentials of Coastal Kayaking Level III class!