Planning: Tides & Charts

Description

As the second part of the British Canoeing certificate in coastal navigation and tidal planning, this course focuses on using nautical charts, the background of how tides work and the interpretation of the various sources of tidal information in order to create a useable overview of the day to paddle in tidal water.

Often people feel overwhelmed by the complexity of tidal planning but our aim is to give you a simple framework to work with, and to really highlight the essential elements in order for you to feel comfortable planning your journey on the Sea and have an overview of what the tide is doing.

How to find us

Hightide Kayak School, Strandbad Bönigen, Lütschinenstrasse 24, 3806 Bönigen

By Public Transport
Bus 103 from Interlaken Trainstation Ost or West to Bönigen See (direction Iseltwald). Runs at :05 & :35 throughout the day taking 5 - 10mins. Check your times at http://www.sbb.ch/fahrplan.html. Short walk (3mins) from the Busstop to the Strandbad. This bus is free with your guest card and runs every 30 minutes from Interlaken Ost or West.

By Car
Direction to Interlaken
Take the A8 to Interlaken. Exit at Bönigen, turn left on to Hauptstrasse and take the first exit at the roundabout on to Interlakenstrasse. After the bridge turn right in to Lütschinenstrasse. You will find a small parking area at the end of the road.

Direction to Brienz
Take the A8 to Interlaken and Exit at A26 Interlaken Ost. Follow the signs to Bönigen. When you get to the bridge turn left in to Lütschinenstrasse. You will find a small parking area at the end of the road.

On foot
From Interlaken Ost follow the signs to the boats. Turn right at the river and follow it along the trail signs towards Bönigen. Turn right after the camping sight and walk to the end of the road (around 35mins).

When

Please get in touch if you’re interested in attending this course.

Prerequisites

An interest in learning the theory behind our journeying on the Sea.

What’s included

Experienced coach, small group ratios

What to bring with you

Writing materials and notebook and something for lunch.

Insurance

Please note that bookings are subject to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy. We recommend that you have an insurance policy to cover the course costs in case of illness or medical problems. Swiss residents can purchase annual AXA cancellation insurance at the time of booking.

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