Past Meetup

Basic Navigation for the Kayaker

This Meetup is past

21 people went

Price: $30.00 /per person
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Basic Navigation for the Kayaker

This fun and informative workshop is something you only get at a paddling symposium so we're lucky to be able to offer this to our

Wet Dog members.

Description: This event is designed to be fun and make you feel more confident on the water by possessing these useful paddling as well as life skills.

We'll gather up at our friends at Sweetwater located on Gandy Blvd in St. Pete for a workshop on the fundamentals of navigation. Terry Hobbs of Severn Kayaking and Carolina Mike will host this workshop upstairs in Sweetwater Kayaks.

We'll do a short ice breaker and then go over a brief history of navigation. You'll learn - what a magnetic compass is, the difference between True North vs Magnetic North, Variation, Deviation, Course, Heading, Bearing, Tides and Tidal Theory, Earth and Sun Effect, Spring Tides and Neap Tides. These are all very useful in paddling as well as hiking, biking and light trekking. Note: We will not be using any modern devices. This will all be hand drawn as if you were in a kayak with a chart. Beginners and up welcome. Approx 3 hrs workshop.

This is a two part workshop 1st part is on land and the 2nd part is on the water near Fort Desoto on June 29th. This will be posted in a separate meetup. Note: You do not have to attend both workshops, but to attend the second you must attend the first.

RSVP now to get in on this Fun & Exciting workshop!

Cost: $30 person (includes all materials needed)

Bring: Water,or snack if needed. We'll eat lunch at 1pm at a restaurant near Sweetwater.

A little about your instructors:

Terry Hobbs of Severn Kayaking- ACA Level 3 instructor, over 60 years paddling experience, Adaptive Paddling Instructor and Guide, Paddling Guide around Florida and beyond.

Carolina Mike of Carolina Mike's Kayaking, ACA Level 1 instructor, Guided groups in Upper Michigan for 2 years, Guided 4 Ten Thousand Island Trips. Over 20 years paddling experience, Wet Dog founder.