TS&CC Celestial Navigation Workshop

  • December 09, 2023
  • December 10, 2023
  • 2 sessions
  • December 09, 2023, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (EST)
  • December 10, 2023, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (EST)
  • TS&CC Clubhouse

TS&CC Celestial Navigation Workshop - Dec. 9 & 10

Kurt Wege, a certified Celestial Navigation Instructor with years of classroom experience and strong on the water sailing and navigating expertise, will be leading a two day workshop for those interested in expanding their sailing skills!

When and Where?  December 9 & 10   9:00am - 5:00pm in the TS&CC Clubhouse

Cost and Registration: $150.00 + GST = $169.50 Please use this link to Register.

Description of Workshop:

To get a basic understanding of Celestial Navigation through history, theory and practical application of real sights and sight reductions, focusing on sun sights, through worksheets and plotting – to determine a position or fix using celestial bodies.

Workshop Content:

  • Why Celestial Navigation?
  • A bit of history
  • Some theory and background on how it works
  • Time – the importance of it
  • The Sextant – how to use it
  • Sun and Noon sights – how do they work
  • Taking actual sun sights on the water from shore (if no sun – have canned sights to work through)
  • Processing of Sight Reductions using Nautical Almanac and Sight Reduction Tables
  • Working with Worksheets and Plotting Sheets
  • Other sights – Moon and Planets, and an emphasis on Stars      
  • How to take sights on a boat, on shore, in your backyard or from your house
  • Other topics in brief – natural navigation, making landfall and a few other things

Please contact programs@tscc.net for additional information

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