Coastal Navigation Tidal Planning

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Coastal Navigation Tidal Planning

Post by hdonnelly » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:57 am

Price: £77

Next available dates:
Friday 19th May, 2017 Friday 19th May 2017 1 day
Wednesday 19th Jul, 2017 Wednesday 19th Jul 2017 1 day

Course Summary:
This Coastal Navigation Tidal Planning course is aimed at all paddlers who journey along the coast or in large inland water ways such as Lough Erne, Strangford Lough and would like to develop and expand their navigation skills and knowledge. The course is generic in nature and applies to all disciplines of canoesport who journey in this environment. The sessions will be spent in the classroom but will be both practical and theory based.

Our aim is to show you practically how to apply coastal navigation theory so that it meets the needs of canoeists.

The coastal navigation module is a pre-requisite of 4 Star Leader Training Sea Kayaking.

There is no formal assessment however the success of the course greatly depends on the input of all course members.

Skills Covered:

Weather: cause and effect, understanding synoptic charts, Beaufort scale, sources, shipping forecast, and terminology
Tides: sources, springs and neaps, rule of 12ths & thirds, cause and effect, tidal ranges, overfalls and tidal races, and effect of wind
Sources of information: understanding maps and charts including symbols, orientation, taking bearings, fixes, transits, measurement, latitude and longitude. Understanding the application of pilots and sailing directions and transferring information on to a map
Trip planning: including timings, logistics, environmental factors, tidal planning tables, etc
Application of navigation: taking a bearing afloat, calculating group speed, relating map information to the coastal environment, use of transits, dead reckoning and estimated position

Who is the course for?
This Coastal Navigation Tidal Planning course is for paddlers at all levels who wish to learn or further develop their coastal navigation and for paddlers wishing to attend their 4 Star Leader Training.

If you would like further information or would like to book online please click on ... -planning/
‘However, if you would like to speak to someone regarding this course please do not hesitate to contact us on (+44) 028 4372 2158 or alternatively email us at

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Re: Coastal Navigation Tidal Planning

Post by Hunter119 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:36 am

Anyone Running Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Course, CI??

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