Charts & Compass: Basic Navigation - Course Two Part 2
Mar 12/20 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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What:   Charts & Compass:  Basic Navigation

Who:   John Abercrombie

Skill Level:   All SISKA members welcome but class size limited to 8.

When:   Two classes will be offered per course:  Tuesday, March 3rd and Tuesday, March 10th, 6:30 to 9:00 pm and Thursday, March 5th and Thursday12th, 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

Each workshop comprises 2 evening classes, one week apart.

The classes will run from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  Pre-class help will be available from 6:30 onward.

Where:   Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas Street (McKenzie exit off of Blanshard Road) Junior Room.


The Plan:

This workshop will focus on some basic navigation techniques that can be used while paddling or at a campsite, as well as during pre-trip planning.

We'll try to maximize the time spent in 'hands-on' work during the workshop.

There will be a pre-workshop "homework assignment" for each evening, which should be completed before the workshop.

Topics will include:

Basic skills when using a nautical chart

Using Chart 1 to interpret chart symbols

Measuring distance on a chart, and estimating paddling time

Kayak compasses and navigation tools

True and Magnetic bearings

Drawing a course line/heading/bearing on a chart and finding its Magnetic direction

There will be time during the second evening class to explore further topics of interest to participants.

Workshop Materials:

Participants will need CHS Chart 1 and CHS Chart 3441 (Haro Strait, Boundary Pass and Satellite Channel) to complete the pre-class worksheet, and must bring Chart 3441 to the workshop.

A navigation protractor will be supplied to each participant at the workshop (cost is included in the class fee).

The first preclass worksheet, materials list, and book/resources list will be emailed to each participant before the first class.

Cost:   $35 

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