IWSK run both of the BCU’s Tidal Planning Courses. The first step on the ladder is the Coastal course, this introduces the concepts and fundamentals of navigating a sea kayak on the sea within reach of the shore, the second course looks at the more advanced skills required to make long open crossings. Both are essentially classroom based, but knowing kayakers as we do, we plan outside based exercises to reinforce learning and both courses have optional on the water practical’s. We run both as a one day course or as a series of modules over a number of weeks.

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 Coastal Planning and Navigation

This will give you the skills to plan day and multi day coastal based trips; looking at charts and maps, compass work, buoys and lights, tides and currents, and timings. It will include a short practical session focusing on deck top navigation. This course satisfies the prerequisites for navigation training of the 4* assessment. We will look briefly at GPS and VHF radio as a source of gaining information.


Adults and Children over 15 – £70pp

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Individual Navigation Tuition

The content of this time is dictated by you, it may be that you have done a course and wish to gain further experience under the guidance of someone else, you may wish to cover the course at a different pace or you maybe planning an expedition and would like expert guidance. Whatever your goal we can help you achieve it.

Prerequisite ability: None
Cost: £150