***This course is open to non-members (ie. your spouse and/or adult children).***
To qualify to challenge orientation 5, members must have successfully passed a coastal navigation course. Larry Hansen of Blue Blazing Sailing has put together a class this Fall for the coop.
Class format: 6 evenings (5 classes, 1 exam). Classes: Mon Oct 7, Thurs Oct 10, Thurs Oct 17, Mon Oct 21 and Thurs Oct 24. Exam: Mon Oct 28. This skips over Mon Oct 14 as it is Thanksgiving and provides a study weekend between the classes and exam. Exact time to be confirmed by Larry. Fellow member Gustavo has also graciously agreed to tutor anyone that needs extra help.
Cost: $275 per person. This includes the course book, exercise book, navigation instruments, log book and certification. This a substantial savings so if you need to take the course, please jump on this opportunity.
Location: Larry’s townhouse at 7-6233 London Road in Richmond. I am sure fellow members will be happy to carpool from downtown or pickup from the skytrain if getting there is a concern. There is lots of free street parking.
Next Steps: Please confirm if you will be participating and send a $50 deposit via e-transfer to Larry at email@example.com to hold your space. Use the security answer of ‘navigation’ on the e-transfer.
If you have your navigation but your spouse and/or adult children that crew for you does not, please encourage him/her to consider this course. It is always good to have two brains rather than one doing passage planning since simple mistakes are easy to make.