Navigation Weekend Workshop - Photo Credit: Portland Paddle

Navigation Weekend Workshop

Navigation Weekend focuses on the core skills necessary to navigate on coastal waters, especially when paddling in challenging conditions. Students will learn various approaches to navigating with a chart and compass and gain firsthand experience using these skills paddling on Casco Bay. After gaining familiarity with navigation tools, resources, and skills during the first day, students will plan a trip for the second day that will give them opportunities to practice what they have learned.

Events > Navigation Weekend Workshop
Portland Paddle
East End Beach, 1 Cutter Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
About the Event
Presented by
Portland Paddle
(207) 370-9730
June 22, 2024 through August 17, 2024

-Reading a nautical chart
-Plotting a course
-Taking a bearing, both onshore and on-water
-Following a bearing on the water
-Crossing boating channels and high-traffic areas
-Dead reckoning
-Paddling in fog and other low-visibility conditions
-Using a VHF radio
-Using other electronics (GPS, inReach, phones) on the water