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How to Not Get Lost
Wednesday 07 June 2023, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
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There will be an in-person safety seminar teaching how to avoid getting lost while paddling.

This will include map and compass work.  You will learn navigation techniques.

No need to register.  There is no fee.  Just show up. All welcome. Details below.

Bring a notebook and pen/pencil.

Bring your compass if you already have one. Some will be available for use.

Bring a topographical map if you already have one. Some will be available for use.

Date: Wed. June 7th, 2023

Time: 7-9 pm

Location:  RA Centre Outaouais Room

Instructor: Jay M

Seminar will cover:

How to choose a compass

How to use a compass

How to understand a topographical map

How to orient a map to the direction of travel

How to take a bearing

How to triangulate your position where possible

Map reading skills including Universal Transverse Mercator location

What is declination, how to calculate it and transpose the information onto a map

How to determine average travelling speed using a watch and a map

Location RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive