Sailing Lessons in British Columbia's Gulf Islands
Coastal Navigator Certification
It qualifies the skipper, to navigate through coastal waters, within the sight of land, by day, using a hand bearing compass and navigational aids.
This course is a prerequisite for the Coastal Skipper Standard, and must be completed before the Coastal Skipper course.
Topics covered, beyond the "Daysailing Skipper Standard", include the following:
The I.S.P.A. qualifications are recognized world wide.
- Lateral, Cardinal, and other Buoys
- Chart scales
- Log Keeping
- Sailing Directions
- Tide and Current Tables
- Safe Passages Through Passes
- Set and Drift
- Plotting Fixes through
- Three Lines of position
- Transit and Bearing
- Running Fixes
- Lead Marks and Clearing Bearings
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