Captain and Deck Hand - Hong Kong
Boat type: Sun Seeker Predator 57
Location: Hong Kong
Designed for leisure sailors, this online Astro Navigation Made Simple course teaches you everything you need to know to fix your position with a sextant in 6 straightforward lessons using 21st Century methods.
Until recently, the only formal training courses available for astro navigation were based on the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased or the US equivalent syllabus, which is principally aimed at those intending to attain professional qualifications and is constrained to the arcane 19th Century methods still mandated by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency and US Coastguard. Now you can learn, at your own pace, a much simpler method that includes everything you need to be proficient in this ancient art of navigation:
• Introduction & Basic Astro Navigation Theory
• Using a Sextant
• Plotting Your Position
• Finding The Sun's Geographic Position
• Sight Reduction
• Using The Moon, planets and stars
Provided by our partner Skippers Online and with an excellent 20% discount courtesy of Crewseekers.
It employs "Skippers Online" Astro Navigation Spreadsheet (SOANS) which replaces the need for a nautical almanac and sight reduction tables, enabling you to fix your position anywhere in The World by The Sun, Moon, planets or stars. It also teaches you to do the same thing with The Sun in conjunction with Reeds Astro Navigation Tables and includes the necessary extracts courtesy of McMillan Publishing.
At the end of the course, you'll be set a test question and, if you get it right we'll issue you with a course completion certificate.
See here to view the first lesson.
We are delighted to offer a fantastic 20% discount on the normal price.
To qualify for your discount simply type the promotional code Crewseekers into the booking page.
Call us now on +44 (0) 238 218 2604 if you need advice or more information.
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