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Celestial Navigation Courses — OSS 107

LEARN TO SAIL BY STARS, SUN AND MOON

This five-day Celestial Navigation course is taught in conjunction with the Offshore Passage Making Course (OSS 108) in a program called Fast Track to Offshore Passage Making (OSS 107/108). The first five days are taught ashore, using sextants and other aides to master the art of navigating as seamen and women did on ocean passages when there were no paper charts and electronic instruments. Why learn it now? Because when you are far out at sea, your electronics may fail and your only back-up will be navigating by the stars, planets, sun and moon.

FIVE DAYS LEARNING WITH A MASTER SEAMAN

This marine navigation course is taught over five days with an expert master seaman skilled in all aspects of long distance sailing and navigation. Plan to arrive the night before so you can get started immediately the first day of the course. You will spend five nights in accommodations ashore at South Seas Island Resort, You may take this marine navigation course alone without the six days of Offshore Passage Making which follow. If you intend to test for Offshore Passage Making, you must also take and pass the Celestial Navigation course.

MEET STUDENTS PREPARING TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE

Chris and Jenn completed their Celestial Navigation Course at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, Florida. Hear what they had to say as they prepare for their amazing circumnavigation adventure over the next several years. Watch video.

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SAILING – Good for YOU. Good for the World!™

  • The Earth and its coordinates
  • The Heaven and its coordinates
  • The history of Celestial Navigation
  • The Nautical Almanac
  • How to use a sextant
  • All about time and noon sights for latitude
  • Sextant adjustment and taking noon sights
  • Position lines and plotting
  • Sight reduction tables
  • All about the planets, moon and stars
  • Taking planet/star sights
  • Star identification
  • Practice sight reductions
  • Polaris, the Pole Star
  • Offshore Passage Making chart work and log keeping
  • Review in preparation for the Offshore Passage Making Course

  • Use of sextants and other navigation books and aides
  • Celestial Navigation textbook by David Burch
  • Five nights accommodations at South Seas Island Resort in a Harbourside Room
  • Celestial Navigation test and US Sailing Celestial Navigation certification if pass the test
  • Certificate of Achievement

See Fast Track® to Offshore Passage Making Course tabs for sample schedule

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