Coastal Navigation

Learn how to safely navigate your vessel in unfamiliar waters with our Coastal Navigation course! Learn the fine art of plotting, chart-reading, taking bearings and much more!

Sail Canada has introduced two new Coastal Navigation standards: Basic Coastal Navigation and Intermediate Coastal Navigation.

What is Coastal Navigation?

Coastal Navigation is the art of safely navigating your vessel from Point A to Point B (and everything in between!). Knowing how to read charts, use your GPS and understand the weather & sea conditions are key skills for all mariners.

Why do I need Coastal Navigation?

Coastal Navigation is an essential part of your seamanship toolbox. It is essential for you to know where you are going, how to get there safely, and what to do when plans change!

Sail Nelson is proud to offer this course right here in the Kootenays! Join us for 7 evenings to learn the ins and outs of this skill.

Coastal Navigation certification is also frequently a requirement for many charter companies. If you are hoping to one day sail off into the sunset, this course is for you.