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Navigation Class - Full Day

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 Saturday from 9AM 'til you're finished.

The on-water session will be discussed in class).


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 Monday, March 11th. so you'll have what you need in time for class!

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  • John B.

    Jeff, Whitney, and Ted are excellent instructors and the next day on the water in Biscayne Bay allowed us to apply what we learned through pratical application. There will be follow up sessions on navigation and this will allow us to build on the basics we covered in class, which was quite a lot. I now have to focus on the excellent text book we were given by Jeff and try to absorb more of the basics of planning a trip. The fellow yakers were great to be with and I hope to see more of them in following meet ups.

    March 18, 2013

  • Jeanette

    The class was great, the material covered was exactly what I was hoping to cover, Jeff was thorough, organized, and patient. There was a lot of information taught but I feel that I understand more about how important it is to to know how to plan trips taking into consideration all the elements that effect us on the watter. The follow up day putting what we learned into action put everything into perspective. Practice practice preactice

    March 18, 2013

  • John B.

    This is a great opportunity to increase our safety skill while kayaking. I look forward to the class.

    March 14, 2013

  • Barbara

    Yhat's my Bday so I can't make it.

    March 10, 2013

  • Chris D.

    Hey Whitney, as of now my schedule permits. Looking forward to it... Only food restriction for me is no pork products.

    March 8, 2013

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