There's really not much 'practical' from a practical point of view.
The voyages that you are given are all paperwork and you usually get an answer book so you can check how you did and where you went wrong.
The only practical ones that I know of are the Junior Navigator and Navigator. For those, you need a sextant
and some clear skies (day and night)
The CPS courses are normally done in the winter because, in Canada
, there isn't much else to do. The CYA courses however are hands on, on the water
courses that most folks take in the summer.