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Junior Celestial Navigation Course

Our introductory Celestial Navigation Course will give you the skills you need to get a line of position using the Sun.  It's the first in a two-part program of study in offshore navigation, followed by the Navigation course.  It is designed as a practical "how to" course. You must have completed Piloting and Advanced Piloting before you can take this class.

Course Outline

  • Precise time determination

  • Use of the Nautical Almanac

  • Taking sextant sights of the sun

  • Reducing sights to establish lines of position

  • Special charts and plotting sheets for offshore navigation

  • Offshore navigational routines for recreational craft

  • Electronic and computerized offshore navigation 

If you are interested, just enter your name, email and "JN" in the subject line in the form below and we will let you know when we plan to offer it 

Tel: 631-824-7128

Neptune Sail & Power Squadron

P.O. Box 639

Huntington, NY 11743

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