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Tides and Currents

Online Zoom

24 Feb 2024  to 25 Feb 2024 0930h - 1200h

Members $65 / Non-Members $90

VI Education ( and Vancouver Education (

The VI and Vancouver Chapter Education Watchkeepers, Brent Alley and Kit Griffin, are delighted to announce this online Zoom course which is open to all BCA members and non-members!

Spend two mornings online with instructor-extraordinaire, Kevin Monahan, learning just how much you don’t know about tides and currents! This popular seminar is must-do prep for your summer cruising so you can confidently tackle the tides and currents of our coastal waters.

Through this course you will realize that there is a lot more to learn about tides and currents than just reading the basic information in your tide table book or smart phone.  You will find out the most reliable sources of information and why they are the best. Learn about tide and current effects from the North Coast to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Course Format

Each two hour presentation will be followed by ½ hour of questions. There is no need to subscribe to Zoom, just register for Tides and Currents and we’ll send a link to you a couple of days before the course.

About the Instructor

Kevin Monahan is a retired Canadian Coast Guard officer with more than 20 years navigating the British Columbia coast as a patrol vessel captain. He has also worked on fishing boats, ferries, and coastal transports. Retiring from public service in 2012, Kevin now splits his time between publishing (Ports and PassesThe Radar Book, etc.) and teaching nautical subjects to commercial and recreational mariners. In 2013 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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  1. Dagfinn Myrvang says:

    I am interested in taking the Tides and Currents Course.
    Question: Will study materials, like handouts and slides, be provided prior to the start of the course?
    Thank you

  2. Vancouver Island Education says:

    Hi Dagfinn. the instructor for the Tides and Currents course is in the process of updating the handouts for the course. He assured me that they will be ready for distribution in advance of the course to the people who sign up. Regards
    Brent Alley
    VI Education Watch Keeper

  3. Kevin McAllister says:

    Hi I like to sign up for this.

    1. Hi Kevin. Please follow the link at the bottom of the event information (For More Information and to Register…). Thanks for your interest.

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