Chart & Compass: Navigation Basics Course #1 with John Abercrombie
Feb 06/18 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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'Chart and Compass: Navigation Basics' Workshop

Skill level:  All

Instructor: John Abercrombie

When: Each workshop comprises 2 evening classes, one week apart.

The classes will run from 7:00 to 9:00 pm . Pre-class help will be available from 6:30 onward.

The first workshop will be given on Tuesday Feb 6th, 2018 with the second class on Tuesday Feb 13th.

A second workshop will be offered on Thursday Feb 8th, 2018 with the second class on Thursday Feb. 15th.

Where: The Salvation Army Citadel, 4030 Douglas Street, Victoria : Junior Room

Number of participants: Each workshop is limited to 8 participants, so please register early.

Cost:     $35  .

              Students must have Chart 1 and Chart 3441

The Plan:

This workshop will focus on some basic navigation techniques that can be used while paddling or at a campsite, as well as during pre-trip planning.

We'll try to maximize the time spent in 'hands-on' work during the workshop.

There will be a pre-workshop 'homework assignment' for each evening, which should be completed before the workshop.

Topics will include:

Basic skills when using a nautical chart

Using Chart 1 to interpret chart symbols

Measuring distance on a chart, and estimating paddling time

Kayak compasses and navigation tools

True and Magnetic bearings

Drawing a course line/heading/bearing on a chart and finding its Magnetic direction

The second evening class will include a discussion of transits and ranges, latitude and longitude, waypoints, and basic GPS theory and use, and further topics suggested by the participants.

Workshop Materials:

Participants will need CHS Chart 1 and CHS Chart 3441 (Haro Strait, Boundary Pass and Satellite Channel) to complete the pre-class worksheet, and must bring Chart 3441 to the workshop.

A navigation protractor will be supplied to each participant at the workshop..

The first pre-class worksheet, materials list, and book/resources list will be emailed to each participant upon registration.

To register contact:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Payment:  Please note that payment will be via a Paypal link that will be sent to you.  You do not have to be a member of Paypal (i.e. have a PayPal account) to pay via this link.