Sea Kayak Navigation - Lecture

Lecture: Sea Kayak Navigation

Sea Kayak Navigation - Lecture - Online Classroom

Lecture workshop for the Sea Kayak Navigation course

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  • Moderate

8:00 am for Saturday lecture, over Zoom. Details will be sent out about a day ahead of time.

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. You will need to be able to have on your computer or tablet a mapping program so you can show us your work. You will need to have line segments show up on your virtual map. Contact me for help with this.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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

Chart of Puget Sound. Dry erase markers, or some sort of system for marking on your chart system that you won't sport there forever. (Test in a small area ahead of time). A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser or alcohol may help.

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