Chart Reading and Compass Use Made Easy.

Includes both classroom time and on-water practical experience. Knowing how to read a chart and use a compass is important for coastal paddling, but for many it can be a very complicated and intimidating subject to try and grasp. We will take the stress out of the learning in this 6 hour course as we show you simple, dependable and common sense ways to navigate on the water. It is not as hard or scary or full of sharp instruments as you may think! Navigation is actually lots of fun and adds a whole new dimension and appreciation to your time on the water. You'll learn how to identify water[navigation] and land features on the chart by their color, symbol, or shape, how to plot a course using tools on the chart, and how to follow that course using your compass. Once you get the hang of it on land, you'll be ready to give it a try on the water.

Cathy is a particularly gifted instructor - in a short session on navigation my wife was able to clear years of confusion about reading charts and taking compass bearings.
— M. Springer, Bethesda, MD

Summer 2017

Choose your Saturday or call to schedule a date that works for you.

June 3, 17, July 1, 15, 29, Aug. 12, 26, Sept. 9

Time: 9am-5pm (there will be a 1 hour lunch break)

Group rate (based on 3 or more people) $95 per person

Semi-private (2 people) $125 per person
Private rate (1 person) $250