Sea Kayak Navigation - Seattle - 2024

Sea Kayaking Course

Sea Kayak Navigation

Sea Kayak Navigation to prepare you for the IKC assessment.

This course consists of 3 different activities; in class and on the water and the last field trip is a trip planning field trip. The first 2 activity is mutually exclusive. Participants can take one without the other. The Trip Planning (Practical) field trip is for participants who has taken both the on-land and on the water navigation.

For those who are enrolled in the IKC program and planning to take the assessment  of the  navigation portion, it is recommended to register for all the activities.

Please visit the Required Equipment tab below when you register for this course.

Note: Those who take the "on-land" class room seminar will have the priority to register for the "on the water" trip.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Sea Kayak Navigation (on land)
Seattle Program Center
Thu, May 23, 2024
Registration closes May 20
3 participants
0 instructors
On the Water Navigation
Skagit & Hope Islands
Sat, May 25, 2024
Registration opens May 21; Instructor registration open now
6 participants
0 instructors
Trip Planning (Practical)
San Juan Islands from Anacortes
Fri, Jun 21, 2024 -
Sun, Jun 23, 2024
Registration opens May 23; Instructor registration open now
4 participants
0 instructors
Required Equipment

For the class room you need a laptop, tablet or notebook. Cell phone is too small to do the work.

For on the water, besides a kayak and all the paddling essentials you must have a marine compass and a watch. 

You also need a VHF radio to practice a call to Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) for Trip Planning (Practical).

Recommended Book: Fundamental of Kayak Navigation by David Burch

Course Materials

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