Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning (British Canoeing)

This is a prerequisite for those seeking their British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Award.

However, anyone wishing to undertake journeys on the sea using a kayak would find the technical and theoretical aspects not only useful but essential for safe travel in the marine environment!

1 day course

Classroom based

All equipment provided

£95

Details & Itinerary

Duration: 7-hour – classroom-based

Designed for those paddlers carrying out coastal journeys including islands up to 2 nautical miles offshore in areas of tidal movement up to 2 knots.

A prerequisite for those seeking their British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader Award.

However, anyone wishing to undertake journeys on the sea using a kayak would find the technical and theoretical aspects not only useful but essential for safe travel in the marine environment!

What we will cover:

The aim of this course is to give the student the tools to enable them to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions. This will include the following aspects:

 

    • To interpret sources of information including maps, charts, coastal pilots and tide tables
    • To navigate on the water using visual references and simple pilotage techniques, e.g. transits and dead reckoning
    • Effective use of a compass
    • To be able to source, interpret and apply weather information to the coastal environment
    • By the end of the course, each student should have planned at least 2 coastal journeys that they can take home as references for further trip planning
    • To be aware of the range of resources required to plan trips in the coastal environment
    • Students should be made aware of the role of the Coastguard and the value of liaising with them

For more information on the content covered, please read the Syllabus.

What you should bring:

Lunch is not provided, please bring your own packed lunch and any other snacks you require for the day/course.

There is a service station within 10 minute drive if you do forget.

A sense of humour and a thirst for knowledge.

What we provide:

We will provide all charts, maps and equipment you need for the day
Tea, coffee, other drinks and snacks will be provided.

Minimum participants to run: 1

All of our courses are guaranteed to run with only one person booking.

You can book your course safe in the knowledge that it will run, even if it’s only yourself booked on!

 

Want to know why we’re operating this way?

We have many years of experience in the kayaking world and we have all been frustrated when we book a course and make plans around it, only to be told shortly before that the course will not be running due to low participant numbers.

We want to be as customer-focused as possible. We have committed to running all courses even if only one person has booked.

Yes, this does mean we are operating at a loss in these instances, but we think you’ll be so impressed with the service we offer that you will be returning and bringing friends with you in the future!

And it’s a day out at sea doing something that we are passionate about, so we all win!

Taught By Experts

A passionate team that is dedicated to helping customers on their personal journey in kayaking.

Small instructor to group ratios to ensure you get the personal attention you need.

All kayaking Equipment Included

We can provide everything you need.