Basic Coastal Navigation

The Basic Coastal Navigation course is introductory navigation course teaches the basic knowledge of navigation theory and is the initial course in a comprehensive set of courses offered by Sail Canada on vessel navigation.

The curriculum introduces:

  • the role of the navigator
  • the standard navigation publications including aids to navigation
  • tools and techniques that support planning and safe passage making.

In addition, students are exposed to basic plotting and position determination methods which is key to the effective use of electronics.

This course is a prerequisite for Intermediate Cruising Standard.

Objective: To be able to plan and to safely navigate by day in Canadian coastal and inland local waters. This introductory course offers basic knowledge of navigation theory and is the initial course in a comprehensive set of courses offered by Sail Canada on vessel navigation.

Prerequisites:  None

For more information on Basic Coastal Navigation course, please visit Sail Canada course description.

Cost: $449

Schedule: The curriculum is usually taught one evening per week over 7 weeks

Upcoming Course Schedule: 2022 schedule coming soon

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