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