Introduction to Practical Navigation

2 day

Age 16+

The course will place emphasis on the practical application of navigation techniques.

We will blend classroom based learning with on water exercises and cover topics including tidal predication, weather forecasting and passage planning.

This course incorporates the Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning Course and we will work through the syllabus over the course of two days.

Equipment and Kit Information

Introduction to Practical Navigation - Equipment Information

Paddlesports has been voted the fastest growing water-sport in the UK for the 4th year running and we are proud at sportscotland Cumbrae to be at the heart of these developments. The centre is in a perfect location for Sea Kayaking and we have a wide range of modern equipment from some the UK’s leading manufactures including P&H Sea Kayaks & Werner Paddles.

Getting wet is unavoidable so we will make sure you have the correct gear. Peak UK wet-suit, wet-suit boots, buoyancy aid, spray deck and cag top is available for your use and can be dried overnight ready for the next day’s action. You are of course welcome to use any of your own equipment, just run this past your coaching team. Time will be spent on this course to talk you through appropriate clothing; making sure you are aware of whats best for the sea conditions you are likely to encounter.

You may also want to bring garments such as swim wear, woolly hat and warm socks – even in July! Hot showers are available in the changing areas and accommodation areas so bring a spare towel.

Plastic. The time is right to highlight the devastating effect that plastic is having on our fragile marine environment. In an effort to reduce this burden we are making small steps and ask that our customers refrain from bringing plastic bags or plastic bottles on this course. Pack lunches will be provided and opportunities to fill up water bottles and flasks will be given at the start of the course.

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Daily Schedule

Booking Options

Please check dates and availability below. No spaces? No Problem.

We strive to offer additional places on all our courses and can schedule additional dates to suit you and your groups availability.

Please call 01475 530757 for more information.

DateSpaces LeftPriceQuantity
26 May '18 - 27 May '18 FULL £215
21 Jul '18 - 22 Jul '18 6 £215
01 Sep '18 - 02 Sep '18 6 £215

Extras

NamePriceQuantity
Accommodation Friday night£31.00