Coastal & Backcountry Navigation with Weather & Tides!
You've always gone out with a group because you weren't sure how to find your way around all those little green lumps and bright white beaches, or you've found yourself wishing you knew for sure that the folks leading the trip really knew which way they were going....
Be limited no more!
Learn the essentials of chart reading, taking bearings, locating yourself without a GPS, setting and keeping courses, estimating tides and currents, estimating trip travel times, and reading weather both from the weather reports and your surroundings.
LOCATION - The classroom portion will be held at Industrial Paddlesports, and food and drink will be provided - please comment with any food restrictions in your RSVP.
The on-water location will be in Biscayne Bay, launch point TBD during class.
TIMING - The classroom portion of the class will be two nights, Thursday and Friday, from 6PM to approx. 9PM (Session A) or Saturday from 9AM 'til you're finished (Session B).
Sunday's on-water session will launch at 9AM (or at such time as announced in class).
Please let us know which session you plan on attending in your RSVP!!
COST - Up to 5 participants, $75 per person, 6-10 participants, $60 each. Folks who have previously take a Coastal Navigation course with Kayak Jeff and wish to refresh are invited at a cost of $40. Bring friends and save money!! A deposit of $20 is being taken to reserve your spot in the class.
EQUIPMENT - Participants will need a deck compass, map compass, Waterproof Chart #23E, waterproof writing pad, and a waterproof pen/pencil/marker. Suggested items include a pair of chart dividers, parallel rules and a plotter/protractor.
If you choose to purchase your equipment for this class from Industrial Paddlesports the following prices apply:
- Waterproof Charts #23E - $24.21
- 3x5 waterproof notepad - $4.50
- 4x6 waterproof notepad - $5.69
- Listo Pencil - $1.99
- Space Pen - $7.61
- Deck Compass, Brunton 70 (fits deck recess) - $108.21
- Deck Compass, Brunton 58 - $47.24
- Deck Compass, Seattle Sports Nightquest - $32.46
- Deck Compass, Seattle Sports Sea Rover - $28.41
- Deck Compass, Orca (black) - $61.53
- Map Compass, Suunto A10 - $13.77
- Map Compass, Suunto M3 - $29.61
- Davis Charting Kit (plotter, dividers, protractor, parallel rules, etc.) - $47.13
Not all items are in stock in large quantities! Please make sure your equipment order is placed not later than noon on Tuesday, March 5th. so you'll have what you need in time for class!