never a great feeling to be lost
we’ll introduce you to proper techniques for navigation and pilotage within the sight of land
they’re called charts – not maps – and we’ll wander through what all those markings are on them, how to plot tracks, use the accompanying publications
you’ll be plotting fixes, finding out when you’ll get there – and when to leave to make it through the passes at the best times
yup – we know the electronic gadgetry might help, but it could also fail, so learn how to do it without all the extra gizmos and you’ll be so much better off long run
this is a HANDS ON approach and you will need some low tech gizmos to go with the traditional, proper approach covered
Learning is the Gateway to Having Fun on the Water
No previous experience is required to participate in this program.
Sail Canada Basic Navigation Standard
Sail Canada Intermediate Navigation Standard.
INTERMEDIATE CRUISE AND LEARN
With the rudiments of boat handling in hand, and once you take our VHF and Navigation Clinics, you are ready to enhance and expand your skills with our LEVEL TWO INTERMEDIATE COURSE so that you are comfortable and capable with larger vessels for longer periods of time. Check it out for your next adventure!
If you are looking to further your ability to navigate safely and professionally on the water, and are wanting to take the next steps in your cruising certification, we have a number of clinics that you will need to take here at Cooper Boating. We have clinics for VHF (ROC), DOCKING, ANCHORING, and for DIESEL ENGINES.
Please contact our office for further details
Full payment is due at or within 90 days of a course start date. Cancellations made 91+ days prior to the course start date will be subject to a 10% plus tax cancellation fee. The remainder will be refunded via the original method of payment. Cancellations made less than 91 days prior to the course start date are ineligible for a refund. We cannot accept any changes less than 91 days prior to the course start date.
COURSES MAY BE CANCELED IF CLASS SIZE DOES NOT MEET MINIMUM ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE MEDICAL AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND. BEGIN WITH YOUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL AGENT.
NOTE: By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), we require proof of vaccination for participation in our courses. Students are also required to wear masks in the classroom training.