British Canoeing Online Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning (CNTP) Course Dates

Join Derek Hairon for our new online British Canoeing Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning (CNTP) course.

Our course is suitable for kayakers, paddle-boarders, open water swimmers, coastal explorers, divers, small boat users and low water explorers. It’s also ideal for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge to have a safer experience around the coast.

Derek will share his top navigation tips based on over 40 years of sea kayaking in Europe, North America and in the waters around Jersey, the island of the 12m tides.

During this live and interactive online course (usually spread over 5 classes) we’ll explore how to use and interpret;

Weather forecasts and swell.

Tide tables, tidal range

Tidal Streams, tide rips, races overfalls and eddies

Maps, Charts, interpreting coastal and offshore features

Trip Planning

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, a British Canoeing certificate of attendance is awarded. This course is a pre-requisite for the Sea Kayak Leader award.

The resources and access to a video of each class are available via file share. If you do not have access to a printer, so long as you book at least 10 days in advance, we can post materials to you on request (UK only).

To ensure you get lots of tutor time and interaction places are limited to a maximum of 6 people.

Cost; £95. BC members price; £90

See our booking page for 2021 course dates.

Courses usually comprise five 2 hours (with break) online modules via GoToMeeting.

Contact Derek for additional dates and custom Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning courses.

Read the British Canoeing Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning syllabus.