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Introduction to Navigation

Introduction to Navigation Class.
How do we plan our trips? What would you do if the fog rolls in while you are paddling? For those paddlers planning trips on the ocean, a complete understanding of navigation is essential for both safety and fun.
This two-and-a-half-hour classroom session covers the fundamentals of reading nautical charts, working with a compass, and dead reckoning. We then integrate that information with important components of trip planning, like the use of tide and current tables, route planning, and assessment of weather.
 
Our Introduction to Navigation is an integral part of our
Recommended Progression for Aspiring Sea Kayakers.
Introduction to Navigation is a hands-on course where each student will have the opportunity to practice these skills in the classroom before they venture into the field. Be sure to follow up this class with our Ocean Skills: Navigation trip, where you can test your skills on the water under the guidance of an expert paddler.
Introduction to Navigation meets for one 2.5-hour classroom session at our Paddling Shop at 160 Riverview Ave. in Waltham..
$30 includes 2.5 hours of classroom instruction and all required materials.
$19 with enrollment in another 2017 class or trip, like our Ocean Skills: Navigation trip.
Registration & Cancellation Policies for Miscellaneous Events
  • Full payment is due upon registration for any event.
  • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
  • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
  • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
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Waltham, MA 02453
(617) 965-5110
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