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March 2018

Easy Introductory Celestial Navigation

March 3 - March 4

An easy introduction to the basic principles of celestial navigation from a modern perspective designed for yachtsmen and recreational boaters.

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Introduction to Coastal Weather

March 10

The course will cover interpretation of weather maps, satellite images and marine weather forecasts but will concentrate on local observations which we can all make.

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

March 17 - March 18

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

March 24 - March 25

A fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a 21st century perspective.

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April 2018

Traditional Celestial Navigation using HO249

April 3 - April 5
Sextant

A fast-paced introduction to standard celestial navigation as it was practiced in the second half of the 20th century.

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

April 7 - April 8
Sextant

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

April 10 - April 12
Plath Sextant, 1930

A fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a 21st century perspective.

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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

April 14

This three-day workshop will provide a hands-on approach to determining your position using charts and features in the water and ashore.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Lunar Distances

April 21 - April 22

An intermediate level class in the famous method of finding longitude by observing the Moon’s angular separation from the Sun and bright stars.

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May 2018

Traditional Celestial Navigation using HO249

May 5 - May 6
Plath Sextant, 1930

A fast-paced introduction to standard celestial navigation as it was practiced in the second half of the 20th century.

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

May 8 - May 10

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Boating with Directions by Magnetic Compass

May 19

This workshop will teach the student to understand the Earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass

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Modern Celestial Navigation

May 26 - May 27

A fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a 21st century perspective.

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June 2018

Boating with Directions by Magnetic Compass

June 9
A mariner's compass manufactured by Jonathan Eade, circa 1750. Such compasses were crucial tools to assist mariners in determining in which direction they were sailing. Image courtesy National Maritime Museum, London.

This workshop will teach the student to understand the Earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass

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