Reminder – Coastal Navigation Course in October

***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 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.

Shawna Little Calderwood

Shawna lives in Vancouver with her husband & two step daughters. She enjoys sailing Howe Sound, Southern Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Desolation Sound.

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I’ll be there. Deposit sent. Strong preference for non-Mondays still

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