Have you always wanted to learn celestial navigation, but been thwarted by the cost of a sextant, or (more likely) by those impenetrable and stupefyingly dull navigation books?
I'm stuck on shore for a few weeks, refilling my cruising kitty, but I'm putting this time to good use by brushing up my celestial navigation, and blogging about it.
I'll be starting with the simplest sight possible: a noon Sun sight, demonstrating how you can do this with the minimum amount of math and mumbo-jumbo.
If you follow along, you won't learn everything there is to know about celestial navigation, but it should clear up some of the mystery. If I do my job right, you should end up saying, "Hey, this celestial navigation stuff isn't so hard, after all!"
No sextant required, just a pencil and some graph paper and maybe a simple calculator.
If you're interested, here's the link to my blog:
The Unlikely Boat Builder: Celestial Navigation Fun!
Join us for some summer celestial fun!
Clear skies: John
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