Intermediate Coastal Navigation

Intermediate Coastal Navigation builds on the basic knowledge of navigation theory presented in the Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation Standard. This is the second course in a comprehensive set of courses offered by Sail Canada on vessel navigation.

Areas of focus are:

  • near shore navigation
  • position determination methods using nonelectronic means
  • methods for dealing with current and leeway
  • determination of intermediate tidal heights
  • Collision Regulations and their impact on navigational practice
  • introduction to the basics of Passage Planning

Students completing this course will have practised and should understand the tools and techniques to support planning and safe passage making for coastal voyages.

This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Cruising Standard.

Objective: To be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely plan and execute a long continuous passage including night sailing in unfamiliar coastal or inland waters, in all conditions of visibility, with or without electronic aids. The concepts are applied and tested in the Advanced Cruising Standard.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basic Coastal Navigation.

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

Cost: TBA

Schedule: The curriculum is usually taught one evening per week over 6 weeks

Upcoming Course Schedule: 2022 schedule coming soon

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