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Coastal Navigation

Coastal Navigation Course

Learn to successfully navigate in coastal waters, changing tides, swift currents, and shallow waters.

This course is required to bareboat charter, recommended to be completed prior to Advanced Sailing certifications, and attaining the IYT International Certificate of Competency (ICC).


Prerequisite: None


Part 1:  Theory

Work at your own pace to complete our workbook and chart.  Your materials include your workbook, chart, dividers, parallel ruler, and your certifications once you have submitted your course and demonstrated your skills to one of our instructional skippers.


Topics include: 

  • Chart symbols, terms & abbreviations
  • Sailing directions
  • Tide and current tables
  • Collision Regulations
  • Radio Aids to marine navigation
  • Navigation terminology
  • Terms & characteristics used for lighted aids to navigation
  • Significance of shapes, colours and lights used in the aids to the Navigation System


Part 2:   Practical

1-day of instruction is required to obtain this certification.  Students typically complete this course as part of their participation in a course.  If you are not taking a course, but wish to obtain this certification during your booked charter, an Instructional Skipper can be arranged to join you on your first day of charter to complete the course.  Speak to us about details and pricing.


Cost: $200.00 + tax including Certifications


To add Coastal Navigation to a current or future course or to add a learning component to your first day of charter – contact us at


Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 Start Price 1000 CAD
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, Canada V9S 4E1

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