Celestial Navigation

US SAILING Celestial Passagemaking Certification The Power of Navigation Without Modern Technology

There is perhaps no more magical or romantic seamanship skill than the art and science of celestial navigation. Even in today’s age of satellite navigation, there is no surer way of determining your ship’s position at sea than with sextant and skill. Through this 5-day, 35-hour classroom course, you will join the ranks of the few great seaman throughout history who can truly navigate the Seven Seas.

CelNavWBook

Topics Covered Include
  • Use of the Sextant (Sun, Moon and Star Sights)
  • Adjusting/Correcting the Sextant
  • Calculating Latitude and Longitude Through Sight Reductions
  • Determining Distance-Off
  • Plotting a running fix

Format

  • Five days/ 35 hours
  • Offered several times each year

Example Cel Nav Schedule

SAT SUN MON TUES WED THURS FRI
Week  1 CELNAV1 CELNAV1 Practice  Practice  Practice Practice Practice
Week 2 Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice
Week 3 CELNAV2 CELNAV2 Study Study Study Study Study
Week 4 CELNAV    EXAM

Tuition

$750 per person

Textbook

CelNavBook

 

Prerequisites

Coastal Navigation Certification (or equivalent skills)

Price: $750