Basic Coastal Navigation

Chart work.

Chart work.

NEW FOR 2018 – Sail Canada has expanded the Coastal Navigation standard to also include electronic navigation.   It is now being offered in two parts:  (1) Basic Coastal Navigation and (2) Intermediate Coastal Navigation.   

In Basic Coastal Navigation, you will have the opportunity to apply the theory with many practical exercises that show you how to determine your position on a nautical chart and how to safely reach your intended destination. You will also learn about electronic navigation including using a GPS and waypoints.    More about how to take drift and leeway into account and how to use tide and current tables is now part of the Intermediate Coastal Navigation Standard.


OPTIONS: One evening per week for 8 weeks or on-line.

FEE: $360.00 + HST (includes all materials & exam) – Classroom – View Schedule!

OBJECTIVE: To be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing cruiser in coastal or inland waters. The concepts are practically introduced in the Intermediate standard and practically tested in the Advanced standard. This standard is a requirement for the Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising and Sail Canada Intermediate Coastal Navigation standards.

CERTIFICATION AWARDED: Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation Standard.

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