Discover the fascinating world of astronomical navigation and learn to navigate with the stars with Alex Justribo. This outing in Barcelona will provide you with a practical and entertaining introduction to this exciting discipline, which will allow you to acquire useful knowledge and skills for your adventures at sea. Come learn about astronomical navigation and explore the starry sky!
Learn how to navigate with the stars and position yourself in the ocean without the need for GPS.
Before the advent of GPS, sailors relied on the stars to find their way across the vast ocean. We will teach you in a practical and simple way how you can do it too, using classic tools such as the sextant, the bearing compass, the nautical almanac, the calculator, the clock and the logbook.
We will guide you step by step through the process of observing and measuring the height of the stars with the sextant, calculating your position in the ocean using the nautical almanac, and recording your observations in the logbook. You will learn to interpret the data obtained to chart your route at sea.
If you're curious about astronomy, a passionate sailor or a future yachtsman, this short and fun hands-on introduction to astronomical navigation is for you.
The content of this output is of vital interest to those who wish to make high-altitude voyages and obtain the nautical qualification of yacht captain.