On the Water Navigation

Field trip: Sea Kayak Navigation

On the Water Navigation - Cornet Bay to Skagit Island

On the Water Sea Kayak Navigation

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 nm
  • Pace: moderate

Meet at Cornet Bay at 8:00 AM

Please see the additional Required Equipment besides your kayak and the usual gear for a day paddle. 

We will measure your paddling speed, and predict the time when we arrive at certain destinations. 

We will learn how to associate the features in the chart with the actual landscape.

We will navigate using compass bearing and learn how to compensate the effect of current and wind to set the heading. 

We will learn to navigate using transit(ranges).

VHF exercise, call VTS before crossing a ship lane.



Cornet Bay to Skagit Island

  • MapTech Bellingham to Skagit Bay No. 107

    Sea Trails Deception Pass and Skagit Bay WA101

    NOAA Anacortes to Skagit Bay No. 18427
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Compas, Chart, watch and VHF radio besides kayak and the usual gear for a day paddle. Immersion clothing is required.

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