Practical Navigation for Kayakers

This clinic teaches navigation in a clear and understandable way. Starting on land, there will be a theory session and then we will progress to the water to put our new knowledge to the test!
Jeff Burdison

Your personal Vancouver Island kayak guide, Certified Paddle Canada Instructor / Certified SKGABC Guide

 

COST OF CLINIC – $79

Location: Brickyard Bay, Nanoose
Dates:

  • April 4, 2023, 10:00-15:00
  • April17, 2023, 10:00-15:00

*June 1 – September 14  [contact me to determine availability]

This clinic will be 5 hours in duration including a lunch break.  Alternate dates may be available with a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 6.

If interested, complete the form below and I will contact you.

In this clinic you will learn to:

  • Charts: latitude and longitude, waypoints, distance measurement, what the different colours mean,
    what chart 1 is and how to use it, scale, compass rose, magnetic variation and more.
  • Navigation: piloting, hand railing, backstops, deductive reckoning using time, speed and distance, aiming off
    ranges, transits, lines of position, bisects, triangulation and more.
  • On water exercises: hand and deck compass use, cockpit plotter use, where am I, what is that, bisects, triangulation

Required equipment and gear:

  • Handheld compass [preferably folding type with mirror]
  • Deck compass
  • Chart # 3459 Approaches to Nanoose Harbour
  • Chart case with carabiners attached
  • Cockpit plotter with small string installed thru centre
  • Ruler
  • Pencil/pen
  • notepad
  • kayak wheels if you have them [ launch is about 300 meters down a gravel path ]

The above items could be shared between 2 people, but it’s always best to have your own. Contact me if you have a problem sourcing these items.

Some places to look: Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Harbour Chandler, Pacific Net and Twine, Beachcomber marina, Independent Shipwrights, MEC, Comox Valley Kayaks

****PRIOR TO CLINIC YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CHART PREPARED WITH MAGNETIC LINES AND FOLDED INTO YOUR CHART CASE. I HAVE INCLUDED LINKS ON THE WEBSITE TO WATCH 2 INSTRUCTIONAL YOUTUBE VIDEOS FOR THIS.****

Optional gear*:

  • Drysuit or wetsuit.
  • Neoprene hat.
  • Neoprene gloves.

*Limited supply of equipment and gear available for rent at reasonable rates.

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