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Practical, On-Water Navigation

Get you and your group from Point A to Point B safely and efficiently AND know exactly where you are along the way. After reviewing some of the basics of charts, plotting a course and piloting, we will spend most of the day on the water practicing our navigation skills. These will include following a compass course, identifying aids to navigation, figuring out how to correct for the effects of current on our course, using ranges and transits, practicing triangulation, estimating distances and learning how to match up what we are seeing around us to what we are seeing on the chart. This course is for people who want to learn how to use practical navigation skills and apply them to everyday paddling. It is really challenging and a lot of fun!

We will be paddling a total of about 8-10 miles and for a portion of the trip will be out in the more exposed waters of the Bay. You need a boat with two bulkheads, a spray skirt, pump and paddle float, and you need to know how to do a wet exit.

Charts and compasses will be supplied.

Cost: $100 ($95 if you are an ACA member). Rick will invoice you via Pay Pal after you RSVP.

Please answer the questions (email address? ACA member?) when you RSVP.

Min: 5; Max: 10

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  • Rebecca F.

    Shall we bring lunch? Pencil? Paper?

    September 12, 2014

    • Rick W.

      Yes to lunch, up to you about pencil and paper.

      September 13, 2014

  • Vicky

    Oh man I need this but will be away this weekend. Please do again and invite me.

    September 7, 2014

  • Marie

    I hope to attend a future class.

    September 6, 2014

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