Basic Coastal Navigation

This 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. 

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

Prerequisites:  No prerequisites but is prerequisite for Intermediate Cruising Standard 


Cost: $449 + HST

After submitting your Enrollment information, you will receive a response back from Grassroots Sailing Centre within 2 days. If you do not please call 289-579-9920.

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