Celestial navigation course

Celestial navigation course

An intensive foundation course with two days of intensive tuition which will give you the core skills you need to navigate via the Sun.

It is magical to be able to navigate a yacht using just the sun, moon, planets, and stars.  chart a path with the aid of a sextant is an essential navigating skill. In this intensive two day course, an expert instructor will help you get to grips with celestial navigation. There is no complex mathematics, and anyone with a basic understanding of coastal navigation can attend. By the end of the course you'll have learnt how to plot a position from observing the sun and will be perfectly places to develop this knowledge into using the planets, moon or stars.

 

Who is this for?

  • Anyone wishing to get a really solid understanding of celestial navigation
  • This is also ideal for anyone preparing for  the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean qualifying passage or theory exam.

 

Do I need to have any prior knowledge of celestial navigation?

  • Absolutely not. So long as you have a basic understanding of coastal navigation and charts, you are ready to come and learn celestial navigation

 

I am not signed up to the Rubicon 3 expedition. Can I join this course?

  • Absolutely yes. This course is designed to share our skills and knowledge with everyone

 

 

 

 

 

DATES AVAILABLE

 

Portsmouth

March 16 - 17 2019

September 07 - 08 2019

 

London

May 18 - 19 2019

 

Birmingham

November 09 - 10th 2019

 

ONLY 8 PLACES ON EACH

£285 per person

Call

+44 (0)20 3086 7245

Venues

Portsmouth

Rubicon 3 Training Centre

Unit 2, Haslar Marina

Gosport

PO12 1NU

 

London

20 Dawes Rd

Fulham

London

SW6 7EN

 

Birmingham

The Custard Factory

Gibb Street

Birmingham

B9 4AA

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celestial navigation course
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celestial navigation course
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