Navigation Essentials

Our Core program for navigation, this class gives all boaters a thorough foundation in the necessary skills to start cruising the Salish Sea and beyond, and leads to the US Sailing Coastal Navigation Certificate. An excellent pairing with our sailboat Cruising classes or Kayaking classes to expand your horizons and open up countless new adventures - safely!


Now offered as an intensive over two weekends to accommodate boaters from throughout the region. Includes three field trips for practical applications.
Culminates with the US Sailing Coastal Navigation test (optional).
Oct 29-29 and Nov 4-5
Times: 9:00 - 5:00 each day
Location: Anacortes
Tuition: $400

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Other Classes

Use the Express Interest links below to indicate which classes you would sign up for.  We will add classes that receive sufficient interest.

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    Reading the Radar

    Stymied the the obscure shapes when you turn on your radar? Techniques for using it to avoid collision in low visibility. Plenty of practice, including a field trip. Express Interest!

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    GPS/Chart Plotter Navigation

    A thorough foundation in chart plotter skills that make the most advantage of this advanced technology. Express Interest!

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    Swinging the Compass

    Compass deviation can have profound affects on your navigation. The class culminates in a field trip demo to swing a compass, producing a deviation table. Express Interest!

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    Celestial Navigation

    With recent threats to our modern infrastructure, celestial navigation is making a come-back. When all other systems fail, the sun and the stars will still be there. Express Interest!