Coastal Navigation for Sailors

Field trip: Coastal Navigation for Sailors Course

Coastal Navigation for Sailors - Fiddler's Green, Foss Harbor Marina

Coastal Navigation Day Sail

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 15.0 nm

Meet at Gate 1, Foss Harbor Marina, at 10am.  The sail will last approximately 3 hours, so we should be back at my slip by 1am.

The address for the marina is 821 Dock St, Tacoma, WA 98402.  The parking in the small lot at the marina is by permit only.  There is free street parking a little further west (towards the bay), or a pay lot between Foss Waterway Seaport and the next long building on the waterway, Rock the Dock.  Walk back along the water to Foss Harbor Marina and the first gate you come to will be Gate 1.  Give me a call at 253.820.7655 and I'll come let you in.

On-the-water practice for skills learned in the classroom sessions.


Fiddler's Green, Foss Harbor Marina

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Day-sail gear:

  • Personal PFD (I do have extras)
  • Non-marking or light soled shoes
  • Appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions (it is always cooler on the water)! Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Personal food and water
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