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Chart and Compass Instructional Wknd in ME, June 3rd-5th
« on: May 18, 2011, 12:10:11 PM »

Learn the basics of navigation, chart symbols and terms, trip time estimation,
tides and currents in this informative, practical, hands on workshop. Saturday
morning will be spent in class. After lunch we'll break into small groups to
follow student plotted courses, led by the students. Sunday morning we'll plot
a route and head back out on the water for more practice. Ample time throughout
the weekend to get questions answered. Participants will be given a packet of
the presentation material and a Small Craft NAV-AID Course Plotter.

Note: students learn to plot a bearing via 3 methods, using parallel rules, hand-held
compass, and Small Craft NAV-AID Course Plotter.

This class has been attended by RICKA, NSPN and AMC members, and participants
have given positive feedback about the content and format of both the class
room and on-water sessions.

When: June 3rd-5th (Friday night thru Sunday afternoon)
Where: AMC's Knubble Bay Camp in Georgetown, ME
Meals: Saturday and Sunday breakfast, Saturday dinner
Lodging: stay in the cabin or camp outside (Fri & Sat nights)
Cost: $107 AMC members / $118 non-members
(cost includes lodging, 3 meals and NAV-AID)
Instructors: Dave Corbin, Steve Formisani
Registration: Gail Fensom, 52 Mooers Road, Nottingham, NH 03290
gailrond@comcast.net 603-305-0238

About your instructors ...
Dave Corbin has been sea kayaking for the past 10 years. His certifications
include: ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor, BCU 3 Star Sea paddler and Coastal
Navigator, and he is also a Registered Maine Guide. Steve Formisani has been
sea kayaking since 1993. In September 2001 Steve completed a 300 mile, 28
day solo paddle of the Maine Island Trail, without the aid of a GPS. Dave
and Steve have navigated their kayaks along most of the Maine coast, including
trips to some of its most remote islands (Vinalhaven, Swans Island, Great Wass,
Isle Au Haut, and Matinicus Rock). This is their 4th year teaching this class.

Knubble Bay Camp is an Appalachian Mountain Club volunteer managed facility located about
15 minutes south of Bath, Maine. Weekends are organized around an all-day paddle Saturday
and half-day paddle Sunday. Typically one or two groups are formed, depending on the number
and experience level of participants. Breakfasts and Saturday dinner are provided by the
volunteer committee, with participants helping with prep and clean-up. Participants can
share a bunk room in the cabin or tent outside. The weekends are known for great food,
paddling, friendship, and Scrabble. Additional information about a particular weekend trip
is available from the registrar. See the KBC website for a full list of the 2011 season trips.

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