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Between -22 and 4 hours
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Night navigation departure from Gijón. We will follow a different program depending on the type of moon we have.
Although night navigation is not considered “low visibility” (be careful with this question in the PER exam), it is necessary to take some precautions. We will focus this activity on learning, improving and perfecting coastal navigation at sunset. We will learn to make correct use of the equipment on board.
Sailing at night is very special. Not having sunlight will allow us to experience the world around us in a much more intense way. In order for us to be able to appreciate it in all its splendor, however, we must prepare the boat and follow some rules that we will learn on this journey with an experienced skipper. We will also look up to admire the stars and see what they tell us. Astronomical navigation techniques include the celestial coordinates, the time, the position and the apparent movement of the stars with respect to the Earth.
During the course we will explain the terrestrial and celestial spheres, in addition to the -apparent- movement of the stars. Also how to calibrate and use the sextant to understand how our ancestors used to navigate when they couldn't see the shore. After that we will go sailing and identify the main constellations and the leading lines to the Polar (always locating the north). During navigation we will continue reviewing what to keep in mind when sailing at night.
At sunset we will make a different departure, since we will start the navigation with the beautiful sunset of Gijón from the sea, contemplating its fascinating colors. We will continue with the navigation moving away from the coast, with the only lighting that the stars give us.
Tonight, as there is no moon, will be a great opportunity to do star reconnaissance and night navigation. We will learn and develop concepts such as civil sunset, nautical sunset, and astronomical sunset. Let's hope the weather is with us. You have to be very warm.
It will be a special occasion. We will embark with everything prepared to carry out some night navigation practices. We will be able to review the theory of lights and signaling in night navigation and we will go sailing. Each crew member will bring some dinner and we will share it on board among all before nightfall.
This phenomenon of the Supermoon is generated by the coincidence of a full moon and a relatively close distance between the earth and its satellite. This usually produces larger, brighter and more spectacular moons. Every sailing lover has to experience sailing only by moonlight on some occasion.
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    It will be between 3 and 4 hours of navigation, depending on the date.
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These outings may be canceled if there is not a minimum of 3 crew members, if the weather conditions are unfavorable or if we consider that it should not be carried out for any reason related to safety.
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1 reviews At Sailwiz since 2018
CY E-MBA, with extensive experience in project management (certified PMP) and, above all, father of a passionate family of the sea, boats and Asturias. With a natural vocation of service to customers. Innovation and creativity are essential to move conversations from "cost" to "value".
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Boat details

The Beneteau Oceanis 331 is a cruise ship whose main feature is the ease of use and its comfortable maneuver. It is equipped with the highest level of technology, its measurements make it the ideal boat to start on the cruise sail. With its three cabins, the comfortable kitchen, its spacious living room and the bathroom, it is the ideal boat for sailing with family and friends, for coastal navigation or long tarries.
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  • Model: Bénéteau - Oceanis Clipper 331
  • Capacity: 8 spots
  • Length: 10.00 m
  • Cabins: 3
  • Year: 2001
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • GPS
  • Life jackets
  • VHF
  • Sounding line
  • Electric windlass
  • Autopilot
  • Wind equipment
  • Generator
  • Tender
  • Fish finder
  • Shower
  • Diving equipment
  • Bimini
  • Water skis / float
  • Fishing rods

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5 · 1 review

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    Gonzalo Rizo
    May of 2020
    Fantástico! Una experiencia estupenda que bien merece la pena: por lo ameno del aprendizaje, el trato agradable y cordial, y sobretodo por la mucha navegación. Gracias y hasta la próxima.
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  • 29 Jun from 22:00 to 00:00
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    100 € /person
  • 13 Jul from 20:30 to 00:00
    7 places available
    100 € /person
  • 28 Jul from 22:00 to 00:00
    7 places available
    100 € /person
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