Coastal Navigation Awards

Coastal Navigation Awards

Essential Coastal Navigation

Advanced Coastal Navigation

Coastal Navigation Awards


Essential Coastal Navigation

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Aim

The aim of the course is to enable participants to plan and develop navigational tools to undertake coastal journeys in moderate sea conditions. Following the training participants will be able:

Requirements for the course.

Course Content

Weather:

Charts:

Pilotage:

Trip Planning:

Other sources of information

Equipment required by participants:

Equipment provided by tutor for coastal journey planning

The ISA provide a training pack for the Small craft Navigation course which has extracts of the sailing directions, almanacs in addition to training charts at various scales for the Irish coast, which is a useful teaching resource.

Staffing

Level  4 Sea Kayak Instructor or a Level 3 Sea Kayak Instructor with a Yachtmaster or equivalent.

Ratio: 1 : 9

Equivalence: Participants with a shore based Yachtmaster, Coastal Skipper or Small craft navigation cert who are familiar with sailing directions and / or coastal pilots

Duration

It is envisioned that the course would be a minimum of 8 hours duration. While shore based, it may suit to extend the course and include some paddling which would point out some of the pertinent points.


Advanced Coastal Navigation

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Aim

Requirements for the course.

Course Content

Weather:

Tides:

Tidal Planning:

Charts:

Trip Planning:

Other sources of information

Equipment required by participants:

Equipment provided by tutor for coastal journey planning

The ISA provide a training pack for the Small craft Navigation course which has extracts of the sailing directions, almanacs in addition to training charts at various scales for the Irish coast, which is a useful teaching resource.

Course Trainers

Level 5 training panel members or Level 5 Sea Kayak Instructor or a Level 4 Sea Kayak Instructor with a Yachtmaster.

Ratio        1: 9

Equivalence: Participants with a shore based yachtmaster, coastal skipper or equivalent

Duration

It is envisioned that the course would be a minimum of 8 hours duration. While shore based, it may suit to extend the course and include some paddling which would point out some of the pertinent points.