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Course offered by Alejandro

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.
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  • Plan
    Departure time: 16:30 from the Olympic Port of Barcelona

    • 17:00 - Theoretical class of introduction to astronomical navigation.
    • 18:30 – Sextant practices with the Sun.
    • 19:00 - Calculation of dead reckoning and planning of observations.
    • 21:00 - Observations at twilight to determine the observed situation.
    • 22:00 - Trace return route.

    Arrival time: 22:30 approximately

    Please note that these times are approximate and may vary depending on the specifics of your astronomical navigation experience. I hope you enjoy your day of learning and observing at sea.

    All the necessary didactic material for the event will be provided. However, if you prefer to use your own tools, such as a sextant, calculator, or notepad, feel free to bring them with you! We want you to feel comfortable and be able to use your own learning tools during the session.
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Minimum of 3 crew members signed up to confirm the departure.
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Meet Alejandro, the coordinator
8 reviews At Sailwiz since 2021
Hello! I am Alejandro, Skipper of Height and Graduated in Navigation and Maritime Transport with more than 30,000 miles sailed. Since I was little I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy the sea, and discover the freedom and harmony that sailing produces.
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Boat details

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  • Model: Bénéteau - First 42s7
  • Capacity: 8 spots
  • Length: 12.70 m
  • Cabins: 3
  • Year: 1994
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • GPS
  • Radar
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Sounding line
  • Electric windlass
  • Autopilot
  • Wind equipment
  • Generator
  • Tender
  • Shower
  • Bimini
  • HI-FI equipment
  • Wifi

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  • Final cleaning
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Professional skipper
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    April of 2023
    A spectacular week. Alejandro provides the complete teaching to learn in first person all the aspects you need to be able to take a boat. Alejandro is focused on teaching and that after the week you leave prepared to sail. It should be mandatory after taking out the PER. the perfect boat
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    Ana Laura
    April of 2023
    Incredible experience. Alejandro has a lot of experience, he knows how to transmit his passion and taste for nautical activity. Without a doubt, it is worth it and I will repeat some exit.
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    April of 2023
    Fantastic! I have sailed many times in a group and this has been one of the best experiences. Alejandro is an excellent and demanding skipper with whom you will learn but also have fun. The people who accompanied him in the group were great. The top boat, impeccable, comfortable and equipped. 100% recommended!
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    October of 2022
    Great experience!!! Internships that are not only used to learn (internships are totally individualized and you can focus on the aspects you want), you also enjoy the pleasure of sailing in an unbeatable environment.
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    July of 2022
    July 22. We did a 4-hour course to "refresh" basic concepts of sailing. The course was very didactic, it shows that Alejandro has been in this for years and is a very good communicator. We left very happy with the course and wanting to repeat it. Totally recommended.
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    August of 2021
    Very pleasant experience aboard the sailboat. Alejandro is a pedagogical captain, entertaining and of light conversation. Undoubtedly a huge success in terms of choice, having learned and enjoyed a unique experience for those who call us the sea
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