Sea Kayak Navigation - Lecture - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Lecture: Sea Kayak Navigation

Sea Kayak Navigation - Lecture - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

1 day indoor trip planning workshop

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Tacoma Program Center

Meet at 8:40am, and be at your table, coffee in hand, and ready to get to work at 9:00am sharp!

The classroom session (Saturday) will be all day at the Tacoma Program Center.  We will cover tides, currents, weather,  compass use, navigational tools, and chart reading in much more detail than the Basic Class. We will show you how to plan a trip involving currents. We will teach the concepts of piloting and dead reckoning but not cover electronic (GPS) navigation. You will be working problems much of the day.

Those who have already had sea kayak navigation class training may be "bumped" if there is a wait list of participants who have not. 


Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ruler that doubles as a straight edge, Hand-held compass, String for measuring, something to crunch numbers,  smartphone loaded y: with AyeTides or other tide/current app (alternatively a laptop or tablet to access the internet).

Chart of Puget Sound if you have one,  otherwise we have spares.

Coffee tumbler, lunch. (We'll supply the coffee and milk.)

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