Celestial Navigation – The Moon

Apparently I am not the only person to have been given a big fright by the moon sneaking up over the horizon at random times of the night, and my crew continue to debate whether or not the moon landings were real or a huge conspiracy. Whatever your opinion and whether it has ever frightened…

Celestial Navigation – Plotting Your Position

Thanks to everyone who is still persevering with the Celestial Navigation notes. I hope you have picked up a few things. You might have noticed a couple of the videos that I have linked through to belong to the Vanderbilt University who have a fantastic free online Celestial Navigation course. They whip through the topics…

Celestial Navigation – Local Hour Angle

Boy today’s study has got me dusting off the cobwebs of my brain. I don’t like maths, and with the added complication of degrees, minutes and seconds… arraggh! So Local Hour Angle – LHA… “What is that!?” I hear you cry. Well let’s find out together…

Celestial Navigation – Sextant Angle Corrections

Apologies for the delay between posts, I have had my boat in the haul out yard over the weekend and that has occupied all my study time! So to summarize where are are at so far in regards to our celestial navigation studies. We have covered off: The Sextant and how to take a reading…

Celestial Navigation – The Sextant

First of all I want to give a big welcome to everyone who is following along on with me as we navigate our way through the Celestial syllabus for my upcoming Ocean Yachtmaster exam. To ensure you don’t miss a post, you can add your email address to follow the blog on the right hand side…