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Intro to Navigation Workshop :: Saturday, Jan 20, 9am-4pm :: Hosted by Chesapeake Paddlers Association (CPA) w/Ricardo

January 20 @ 09:00 - 16:00


Intro to Navigation hosted by Chesapeake Paddlers Association (CPA)


The navigation class is back again. We will be learning the basics of navigation including charts, compass use, planning a trip, effects of tides and currents, and wind and waves. Even if you know a little about navigation, the class is a great review for all levels.

The class is free for CPA members. If you are not a CPA member the cost is joining CPA ($10). If you’ve taken navigation before, you can still come, I guarantee you probably forgot a lot of it. I teach this so I don’t forget. We focus on planning a trip, identifying potential hazards, and discuss what conditions we might expect to find while paddling.

Who should participate?

Anyone who likes to know where they are, and where they are going when paddling. Trip leaders in particular will benefit from this class.

Class Agenda:


  • Reading a Chart
  • Identification of Hazards
  • Measuring Distances
  • Using a Compass

Tides and Currents

Weather Wind and Waves

Note that use of a GPS is not included.

What to Bring:

  1. Charts that you typically use
  2. A hand held compass
  3. Ruler / straight edge, pencils with eraser, any other tools you use to plan trips
  4. An open mind.
  5. A magnifying Glass, the print on our charts is very small


The class is held at Cult Classic Brewery, 1169 Shopping Center Rd · Stevensville, MD. Lunch is available for purchase. Please support this business since they are providing the room for CPA.


Saturday, January 20, 2024

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST


Paula Hubbard is an expert in sea kayak navigation and has helped teach the online series in addition to running one-day classroom navigation course for several years.  

Any questions or issues on the day of event, please contact Ricardo S. on Slack



January 20
09:00 - 16:00
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Ricardo Stewart


Cult Classic Brewery
1169 Shopping Center Rd
Stevensville, MD 21666
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