Guiding a craft using one of the oldest of the mariner's
As romantic–sounding as sailing to Tahiti did centuriesago, using the sun, moon, planets, and stars to guide one's boat onthe seas is enjoying a comeback. For those who do not wish to becaught short when modern technology fails on board, knowing how tochart a path with the aid of a sextant is an essential navigatingskill. In Celestial Navigation, veteran yachtsman, TomCunliffe, reveals how any boat owner can master this seafaringtechnique, without complex mathematics, using his simplifiedapproach. Readers begin with a sound foundation of basic conceptsand definitions, before moving on to the hardware-the sextant andhow to use it. Within a few pages, you'll be working out yourlatitude from a noon sight, and learning how to plot a positionfrom observing the sun, planets, moon or stars-or wherever you maybe on the world's oceans.
- Helps readers prepare for the RYA Yachtsmaster Ocean Exam,which includes celestial navigation as a requirement
- Includes clear diagrams and worked examples to help guide thenovice navigator
- New edition has downloadable material, a new chapter onelectronic navigation as well as the bonus feature of online videodemonstrations
Whether setting out to sea on a short or long journey,Celestial Navigation is an essential guide to using the sun,moon, planets, and stars as your guideposts home.
Title: Celestial Navigation
Author: Tom Cunliffe