Sea Kayak Navigation (on land)

Lecture: Sea Kayak Navigation

Sea Kayak Navigation (on land) - Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park)

Sea Kayak Navigation, a classroom seminar

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Meet at 6:00 PM at the back of Third Place book store.  Usually we will be done by 9:00 PM. There will be break at which time you can buy and eat supper there.

Learn how to predict tides and currents when planning a trip.  We will be using Deepzoom and Navionics web-based software in this class.  There is a public library internet connection we can use.  Please check the Required Equipment for this class on the tab below.

We will learn the differences between heading and bearing, eddies and eddy line, etc. Since we have limited time for this class, to familiarize yourself with the materials, please complete the exercise in the Course Materials before class.

Note: Preferably participants have already some knowledge on using the tide and current book of this year.


Third Place Books (Lake Forest Park)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment


  • Laptop (PC or Mac) and charger if needed. We will have wall  sockets that we can use.
  • Protactor
  • Drafting Compass
  • Parallel ruler or 2 triangle rulers

Recommended: Tides and Current for the current year.
Recommended Book: Fundamental of Kayak Navigation by David Burch

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