This is the first of three classes on marine navigation by Skyler Palmer and Rob Casey. The goal of Part 1 is to introduce basic navigation concepts, terms and methods using a hands-on approach. The course is designed for paddlers and boaters.
Unlike some courses, we cover not only chart and how-to's of plotting a course, but also we discuss how land, currents / tides and weather affect navigation decisions.
Learn how to plot your course using dead reckoning.
In Part 2 (coming soon), we'll discuss how to read water so you can make the best on-water decisions for your trip.
About Skyler Palmer -
At age 14, Skyler was lead instructor at the Center for Wooden Boats and later a deckhand and charter sailboat captain on three 70' racing boats logging over 12k miles on Puget Sound. He's participated in three transoceanic races including last year, the Pacific Cup, a sailing race from SF to Hawaii. A graduate of Crawford Nautical School, Skyler holds a 100 Ton Masters Credential and has done many US / Mexico west coast yacht deliveries. He lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle and is active in the Seattle SUP touring and racing community.
About Rob Casey -
Owner of SUP school Salmon Bay Paddle, Rob is the 3rd edition author of Kayaking Puget Sound and a the San Juans, 60 Trips and Stand Up Paddling Flat Water to Surf and Rivers, both by Mountaineers Books. He is a co-founder and former director of the Professional Stand Up Paddle Association, and contributes articles to SUP Magazine, NW Yachting and others. Rob is the current president of the Ballard Elks Paddling Club and lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.