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April 2018

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

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 Tides and Tidal Currents

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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Introduction to Coastal Weather

June 16

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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