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Junior Navigation

The first of 2 courses on Celestial Navigation.
You will use a sextant to take sights on the Sun and use that information to plot your location using a Running Fix. This course describes:
- how to reduce your Sun sights to determine Celestial Lines of Position (LOP)
- the proper use of a sextant
- the importance of correct time
- accurate plotting
- the use of nautical almanacs and navigational tables.
You will also complete a paper cruise where you will have the opportunity to see how one might use a sextant in conjunction with a GPS on a trip towards Bermuda.

Prerequisite: Advanced Piloting

Please contact the Instructor, Lynn Dail at [masked]. NOTE: CLASSROOM IS 240 at RLS

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  • Edwin N.

    Our 40' classic yawl is in Portsmouth VA. After November 1st, I plan to bring it to Beaufort NC. via the ICW. I'd like to find an experienced sailor who would want to make the trip with my wife and me.

    1 · October 10, 2013

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