10th March 2018 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Willowgate Activity Centre
Stockgreen Lodge
Lairwell, PH2 7JU Perth
Perth and Kinross
Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning @ Willowgate Activity Centre
Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning – £70pp

The aim of this course is to give paddlers the tools to plan and navigate effectively on coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions. This will include the following aspects:

To interpret sources of information including maps, charts, coastal pilots and tide tables
To navigate on the water using visual references and simple pilotage techniques e.g. transits, dead reckoning and a compass
To be able to source, interpret and apply a weather forecast to the marine environment
By the end of the course each student should have planned at least 2 coastal journeys that they can take home as references for further trip planning
Students should also be aware of the range of resources they require to plan trips in the coastal environment
Although not part of the syllabus of the course, students should be made aware of the role of the Coastguard and the value of liaising with them

Aged 16 +. Call 01738 637 245 to book now.

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