Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning

Steve ran a very well attended Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning course for sea kayakers and SUP paddlers of varied experience and expertise.  All were keen to develop their knowledge and understanding of the interaction between weather, tide, current and coastline to enable them to make the best and safest decisions for their paddling adventures.

Following a morning of critical information sharing and discussion, a significant part of the afternoon was spent practising journey planning using information gathered from primary sources such as sea charts, marine pilots and almanacs supported by trusted providers of weather, tide and sea state data.  Steve also discussed pilotage and buoyage with everyone to ensure they could operate in areas shared with other users and commercial traffic.

If you are keen to venture out on the sea but would like to be able to independently decide the most appropriate options then this course is ideal.  Steve does advertise a few each year but also runs them on demand.  Do get in touch with him on 07796 213817 or email