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Lakeland Canoe Club

Sea-kayak navigation for beginners (2 sessions)


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This event began 01/31/2023 and repeats every week on Tuesday for 1 occurrence

Sea-kayak navigation for beginners.

A series of 2 x 2 hrs sessions to be held at Kendal Leisure Centre. The course fee of £10 per person (=2x £5 ppps) will cover the cost of Leisure Centre room hire for both sessions. 

Tuesday 31st Jan 2023 at 19.00-21.00

Tuesday 7th Feb 2023 at 19.00-21.00

So as to maximise opportunities for club members please only sign up if you are certain you can attend both sessions. 

No previous experience of sea-kayak navigation required or necessary. 


Outline general format for the 2 sessions as follows…

  • deck-top navigation equipment,
  • direction and terminology: bearing, course over ground, track, course to steer, drift, heading,
  • scales nM, km, M, distance and speed,
  • charts vs. maps,
  • position fixing and transits,
  • tides and tidal streams,
  • simple pilotage
  • passage planning,
  • linear trips inshore
  • <5km crossings

In session 2 we'll work towards planning trips that you'd eventually like to do (bring along OS 1:50000 maps of these areas).


The signing on process is as follows ...

RSVP on the calendar in the usual way.

Pay £10 to the LCC account using sort code 204528 with account number 80558613 using reference SKN2023/1-2 and your initials - e.g. SKN2023/1-2/AM (Andy Murphy)

When your name appears on the RSVP list and you have paid LCC, send your email address to me at andymtw@talktalk.net and I'll send out additional information (en-bloc) towards the middle of January 2023. 


Some items will be required for this course : Silva type mountaineering compass, hard copy 2023 tide tables for Dover, Liverpool, Greenock, Oban and Ullapool, (https://www.tidetimes.org.uk/dover-tide-times) , OS Map number 62, pencil and ruler. More information to follow by email in mid-Jan. 

No tests, exams or certificates - just for fun.

Everyone has to start somewhere; go for it. 

Andy Murphy

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