Coastalnavigation.com - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 12-06-2010 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ottawa Canada
Posts: 217
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Coastalnavigation.com

Hello. Is anyone familiar with this course. It is an on-line course that covers the following:
reading a chart, finding your position, plotting a course, navigational aids, tide & current, 100s of illustrations, interactive movies, plotting exercises, quizzes, practice cruises, plotting tools & charts included.

Students who write and pass the exam are awarded the CYA standard. The CYA Standard is recognized world-wide,

8 hours of reading material and most students complete the course in approx 2 monts.

Cost of the course is $260

Any comments appreciated. Thanks
weephee is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 12-07-2010
Senior Member
 
Brezzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 379
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
 
I'm not sure what the Canadian version is but you may be better off with a local Power Squadron class on coastal Navigation. The $260. Sounds like a lot of money for a book you can get from Amazon ( Weekend Navigator 13.00)
As far as the CYA Standard. What is that? Never Heard of it. I figure if you got there you must have a clue.

Dave
s/v "eclipse"
Mystic CT
2007 Hunter 49
Brezzin is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 12 Old 12-07-2010
Lake Sailor
 
cb32863's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
I took an ASA 105 Coastal Navigation class last year. Was 6 evenings of 3 hours each and cost $199.00. I think you can find better for less money & complete the course sooner personally. 2 months seems a very long time to me.

Umquam Porro

S/V Papillon 1977 O' Day 25


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cb32863 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 12 Old 12-07-2010
Senior Member
 
jackdale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 9,028
Thanks: 27
Thanked 59 Times in 56 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Disclaimer - I am a CYA and ISPA instructor.

Actually the $260 is a reasonable price, when compared to other online / corresponding courses.

CYA = Canadian Yachting Association, the official yachting organization in Canada. They coordinate the Olympic challenge. As well they have a recreational component.

One big advantage of CYA is that, with the exception of the navigation courses, a practical demonstration of boating skills on the water is required. Power Squadron courses are all theory. I expect that this is case because CYA instructors, who are professional instructors not volunteers, carry a couple of million dollars worth of liability insurance. International Sail and Power Association courses have practical assessments at all levels. They are not volunteers either and carry liability insurance.

BTW - the ASA used the CYA standard as a basis for their's; the wording used to be almost identical. This has changed somewhat.

__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 12 Old 12-07-2010
Senior Member
 
jackdale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 9,028
Thanks: 27
Thanked 59 Times in 56 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cb32863 View Post
I took an ASA 105 Coastal Navigation class last year. Was 6 evenings of 3 hours each and cost $199.00. I think you can find better for less money & complete the course sooner personally. 2 months seems a very long time to me.
Remember the OP is Canadian. There are some differences between navigating in US and Canadian waters. Chart datum is different; as is the calculation of tides and currents, which even vary by region in Canada. St Lawrence currents are calculated differently than West Coast currents. Canadian chart symbols are slightly different from US charts. Most of our charts are metric.

My CYA navigation class is 24 hours long, including the exam.

__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 12 Old 12-07-2010
Senior Member
 
jackdale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 9,028
Thanks: 27
Thanked 59 Times in 56 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
To the OP

Both instructors are CYA certified. The curriculum is consistent with the CYA standard, and the exam procedures follow CYA guidelines.

Since the school is Ottawa based they may offer classroom sessions, which in my experience are more successful.

__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 12 Old 12-07-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cb32863 View Post
I took an ASA 105 Coastal Navigation class last year. Was 6 evenings of 3 hours each and cost $199.00.
Where did yo ufind this ASA Class, thanks

off to amazon for a book
lickingcardboard is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 12 Old 12-07-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
CYA coastal nav student

As a newer sailor interested in chartering and ultimately owning my own sailboat I have completed several CYA courses, Basic Cruising and Coastal Navigation.
I took Coastal Nav last fall / winter over approx 12 weeks and found the course both challenging and rewarding and very worthwhile.
The course instructor (if there is one ) is critical to an understanding of the practical and hands on side of any course.
We have now chartered both in Canada's North Channel and the San Juan Islands and are heading to the Abocos islands in the new year.
The boost to my confidence from both courses is likely the greatest benefit.
MSterl
Mikester is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 12 Old 12-07-2010
Lake Sailor
 
cb32863's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lickingcardboard View Post
Where did yo ufind this ASA Class, thanks

off to amazon for a book
From the ASA website.

Umquam Porro

S/V Papillon 1977 O' Day 25


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cb32863 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 12 Old 12-07-2010
Lake Sailor
 
cb32863's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
Remember the OP is Canadian......
Yes, realized that. He asked for opinions so I gave him my experience......

Umquam Porro

S/V Papillon 1977 O' Day 25


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cb32863 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome