Offered Monday & Thursday evenings, 18:30 – 21:30 on:
This course 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. The curriculum focus is on near shore navigation and covers position determination methods using nonelectronic means as well as methods for dealing with current and leeway. The course also covers the determination of intermediate tidal heights and introduces the student to the basics of passage planning and to the impact that the Collision Regulations may have on navigational practice. Students completing this course will have practiced and should understand the tools and techniques to support planning and safe passage making for coastal voyages. Sail Canada exam may be written at the conclusion of the course. Parallel rules and dividers will be required for this course.
Sessions complement material introduced in the (prerequisite) Sail Canada Basic Coastal Navigation course and practiced in the Intermediate Cruising practical course. This course is recommended for those who intend to bare boat charter. The concepts and skills covered will be applied in the Advanced Cruising course and prepares students for the Sail Canada Advanced Navigation course.
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