Basic Coastal Navigation Standard Course

Though our partner, Grassroots Sailing Centre, we are offering you an amazing opportunity to add the Basic Costal Navigation to your sailing skills and development.


Course Description: This introductory course offers basic knowledge of navigation theory and is the initial course in a comprehensive set of courses offered by Sail Canada on vessel navigation. The curriculum covers the role of the navigator and introduces the publications, aids to navigation, tools and techniques that support planning and safe passage making. The student is exposed to basic plotting and position determination methods. This course covers information key to the effective use of electronics. Sessions complement material introduced in Sail Canada Basic Cruising and Basic Power boating courses. The concepts and skills covered will be applied in the Intermediate Cruising and Intermediate Power courses and prepares candidates for the Sail Canada Intermediate Coastal Navigation course.

Objective: To be able to plan and to safely navigate by day in Canadian coastal and inland local waters.

Prerequisites: None. PCOC Recommended.

Location: The course will be held at The Barrie Yacht Club, 1 Johnson Street, Barrie, Ontario

Dates: Theory course – Wednesday, October 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, 7pm - 10 pm

Exam – December 5, 7pm - 10 pm Review/take up – December 12, 7pm - 10 pm

Fee: BYC Members - $195.00 for course and material. (Regular Price $270.00)

Register: We need a minimum of 6 students to make a go. Take advantage of this opportunity now.

Please send me a confirmation email at or call Dave Johnson of Grassroots Sailing Centre directly at 519-939-8654 to register. Payment will be through interac etransfer.