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Coastal Navigation

Chart work.

Chart work

WE OFFER

  • Basic Coastal Navigation

  • Intermediate Coastal Navigation

 

BASIC COASTAL NAVIGATION

Learn the basics of navigation.  During this hands-on practical course you will learn how to determine your position on a nautical chart and the skills required to safely reach your intended destination. This course also covers basic electronic navigation including using a GPS and waypoints.

  • Role of navigator
  • Charts & symbols
  • Understanding navigation publications
  • Converting bearings between true, magnetic and compass
  • Dead reckoning
  • Basic fixes and determining ETA
  • Tides & currents
  • GPS

PREREQUISITE: None

OBJECTIVE: To be able to demonstrate and safely navigate by day in coastal and inland waters.  This introductory course offers basic knowledge of navigation theory and is the initial course in a comprehensive set of courses offered by Sail Canada on vessel navigation.  This standard is a requirement for the Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising and Sail Canada Intermediate Coastal Navigation standards.

LEARNING OPTIONS (includes all learning materials):

OPTION 1:  Classroom Instructor-Led Courses.  Register Here

  • Classroom course:  One evening per week for 7 weeks (not offered in 2020 because of COVID)
  • Remote Learning ‘Classroom’ format taught via ZOOM – Taught over 5 weeks (examination via invigilator local to you).
  • FEE:  $375 + HST (includes all learning material & Exam) – Register Here

OPTION 2:  Self-Guided Online Learning (instructor supported). Register Here

  • Start at any time and work at your own pace.  You have 1 year to complete this course.
  • FEE (Single): $200 + HST (does not include the exam) – Register Here
  • FEE (Couple): $320 + HST (does not include exam; materials are shared) – Register Here
      • Exam can be arranged through Advantage Boating with an invigilator local to you.

Note:  Fees do not include logbook.

CERTIFICATION AWARDED: Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation Standard

NEXT STEPS: Sail Canada Basic Cruising, Sail Canada Basic Powerboat, Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising, Sail Canada Intermediate Coastal Navigation, Sail Canada Celestial Navigation

INTERMEDIATE COASTAL NAVIGATION

Navigating while underway.

This course builds on the basic knowledge of navigation theory presented in the Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation Standard.  The curriculum focus is on near shore navigation and covers position determination methods as well as methods for dealing with current and leeway.  The course also covers the determination of intermediate tidal heights and introduces you to the basic of passage planning and the the impact that the Collision Regulations may have on navigational practise.  The standard emphasizes the navigational skills at a level appropriate for bare boat chartering and for extended cruises in coastal waters.

PREREQUISITE: Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation Standard

LEARNING OPTIONS (includes all learning materials):

OPTION 1:  Classroom Instructor-Led Courses. Register Here

  • Classroom course:  One evening per week for 7 weeks (not offered in 2020 because of COVID)
  • Remote Learning ‘Classroom’ format taught via ZOOM – Taught over 4 weeks (examination via invigilator local to you).
  • FEE:  $375 + HST (includes all learning material & Exam) – Register Here

OPTION 2:  Self-Guided Online Learning (instructor supported).

  • Available soon

Note:  Fees do not include logbook.

OBJECTIVE: To be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely plan and execute a long continuous passage including night sailing in unfamiliar coastal or inland waters, in all conditions of visibility, with our without electronic aids. This standard is a requirement for the Sail Canada Advanced Cruising and Sail Canada Advanced Navigation and Celestial Navigation standards.

CERTIFICATION AWARDED: Sail Canada Intermediate Coastal Navigation Standard

NEXT STEPS: Sail Canada Basic Cruising, Sail Canada Basic Powerboat, Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising, Sail Canada Intermediate Coastal Navigation, Sail Canada Celestial Navigation

 

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