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Course Overview

Experience Required

Scheduled Dates

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.





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