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Kayak Navigation I & II

The Kayak Centre of RI
Event organized by The Kayak Centre of RI

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Want to know how to navigate from your kayak if a fog bank rolls in? We are offering both classroom and on-water courses in the same day so you can hone your skills and stay safe on the water!

Sign up for one or both online!

Kayak Navigation I - Classroom
9am - 12pm
This basic navigation course will introduce you to the essential fundamentals of kayak navigation. You'll learn how read nautical charts, use a compass, understand the difference between true and magnetic north, how to plot a course, measure distance, and factor in tides and current to create a float plan for any trip you might be planning. The art of navigation is explained in understandable segments so that it can be applied in real on water situations.
$30 per person

Kayak Navigation II - On Water
1pm - 4pm
This fun half day class is about applying the principles of navigation learned in the classroom to real situations on the water. You will plot a course on land and then follow that course on the water, to see how accurate your calculations turned out. We will also take some bearings while on the water and learn to find your location using a compass and a nautical chart. You will have also have to adjust your planned course on the fly and learn some techniques to make it easier.
$30 per person