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Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning

Course Overview

The Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning module is designed for paddlers carrying out open water journeys including islands over 2 nautical miles offshore in areas of strong tidal movement of 3+ knots and/or including winds of up to force 5.
This is a land based module that utilises a number of practical planning exercises which will provide you with the tools to plan and navigate safely in advanced water environments through the use of practical planning.

Whilst this is a theory-based course the intention is that it is highly practical and candidates will participate in a variety of practical planning exercises.

Experience Required

Candidates wishing to attend the Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning course, must have attended a Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course, or equivalent.

With MEALS & Accommodation: £95

NO MEALS OR Accommodation: £65



Scheduled Dates

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11 Jun

20 Aug




Detailed Course Notes

You should be 18 years old to attend this course.

Pre-requisites



Candidates wishing to attend the Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning course, must have attended a Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning course, or equivalent.



Course Content



The content of this course builds directly on the themes covered in the Coastal and Tidal Planning training and seeks to develop the candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the areas below as applied in an advanced water environment:


  • To interpret sources of relevant information including maps, charts, coastal pilots, tide tables and tidal stream atlases

  • To apply the above relevant information in calculating vectors and negotiating open crossings and/or coastlines with no landing zones and/or tide races and overfalls

  • To develop the necessary knowledge to navigate on the water using advanced pilotage techniques in poor visibility or hours of darkness

  • By the end of the course each candidate should have planned at least 2 open crossings that they can take home as references for further trip planning.

  • Candidates should also be aware of the range of resources they require to plan trips in any sea area.



For more information on the content covered please read the syllabus.



What's Included In The Price?

Whether you choose to stay with us or you have alternative accommodation nearby, the following items are included in the total cost.

    Free tea, coffee or selected hot drinks for the duration of your visit
    Afternoon tea & homemade cakes
    Instruction/coaching
    Equipment hire
    Free (low-speed) wifi access in the bar & dining room
    In course transport
    Railway station pick up & drop off (please call to arrange)
    Parking with CCTV surveillance
    Free use of climbing wall, gym, MTB skills course & rolling pool


    If you choose to stay with us, these items are also included in the total cost:

    Accommodation the night before your course
    Breakfast
    Bar Lunch/packed lunch


Accommodation For This Course

Plas y Brenin Main House

Your course is based at Plas y Brenin, The National Mountain Sports Centre in Capel Curig, North Wales, LL24 0ET.



If you are staying with us,

If you have chosen to add accommodation onto this course or holiday it is usually in the main house in a comfy en-suite room (normally shared with another guest). Each room has tea and coffee making facilities and all bed linen and towels are provided.

This includes accommodation the night before your first day. Your room will be available from 6pm. On your last day you will need to vacate your room by 10am. It is sometimes possible to arrange to stay an extra night please phone 01690 720214 for availability and cost.

Secure storage facilities, showers and toilets are available for you to use on your departure day once you have checked out of your room should you need them, please ask at reception.

Also included if you chosen to add accommodation are all your meals - breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and freshly baked cakes and a three course evening meal. Please bear in mind an evening meal is not provided on the night before your course or on the last day of your course but our bar will be serving meals from 7.00pm until 8.45pm.




If you are are not staying with us but coming in each day,

If you choose to come in daily for your course or holiday you will need to arrive ready for a 9am welcome talk on the first day. For the rest of your course or holiday you will need to be here for 9.15am. We return from a full day of activity, usually in time for tea and cakes at 5pm (included).

There are more activities from 5.30 - 6.30 on some days of your course or holiday, please check on the first day.

For most of our awards and qualification courses there will be further evening sessions on some days which you need to attend, please check on the first day.

There is an 8pm adventure talk by one of our coaches on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday evenings which you are welcome to come to.

On the final day you will be finished by 5pm.

For courses based on-site our bar will be serving lunches from 12pm until 2pm or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch.

If your course is based away from the centre then you will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Each evening our bar serves evening meals from 7pm until 8.45pm if you wish to eat here.

You can arrange to have any of the following meals - breakfast, packed lunch and a three course centre dinner, by contacting our customer services team on 01690 720214 or info@pyb.co.uk.

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