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by Prinet, Dominique F.
This manual has grown out of all the courses given by Dominique Prinet, a certified Instructor-Evaluator for Sail Canada. The book starts with fundamentals and definitions, and proceeds to give readers a good grounding in the subject to determine position at sea using a sextant for fixes on the sun, moon, starts and planets. There are many illustrations, and a chapter with more than forty pages of review exercises.
304 Pages • softcover • 2014
by Prinet, Dominique
This book is based on the notes prepared for students by the author during 20 years of teaching navigation, initially to private or commercial pilots, and then to sailors and professional mariners. It is illustrated with graphics which explain chart projections, scales and symbols, and describe lights and other navigation aids. It demystifies the True, Magnetic and Compass Norths as well as problems of time, speed and distances, and explains how to plot courses and take bearings, or draw regular and advanced Lines of Position using the international system of labeling.
144 Pages • softcover • 2017
by Boissier, Paul
A professional navigator served on warships and submarines and a cruising yachtsman, Boissier brings navigation to life with his authoritative yet easy-to-read approach. His book is packed with diagrams and illustrations that make grasping the larger and finer points easy.
208 Pages • softcover • 2020
by Hopkinson, Sara
3rd ed. This excellent primer has been updated to cover the most current navigation equipment and methods. It's a great guide for complete beginners and Day Skipper students. Hopkinson explains how to read charts, find your position, understand tides, plan a passage, and lay in a course.
96 Pages • softcover • 2020
by Weems and Plath
A plastic device that computes the altitude and bearing of celestial bodies to within a few degrees of accuracy at any point on earth. Essential for identifying stars and planets. Comes with case.
Original, British-made, solid brass dividers with stainless-steel tips. Durable and sturdy. Used by professional navigators around the world.
by Weems And Plath
Provides the essential navigation instruments required for basic navigation. Kit includes one of each of the following: Weems Protractor, 15-inch Parallel Rule, 6-inch Matte Nickel Divider with fixed points, #2 pencil, pencil sharpener & instructions in a plastic pouch. Lifetime warranty.
These flip cards depict situations that are likely to occur when involved in traffic at sea. In each case you are in command and looking forward from the various vessels (power driven, fishing, sailing on both tacks) at a situation that is developing. On the reverse of the card is the correct course of action, and the relevant rule. 50 cards in the set.
by United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
The Nautical Almanac is the critical, central reference book used in celestial navigation. This book consists of a large set of tables detailing the positions of a selection of celestial bodies. The Almanac specifies the hourly position on the Earth's surface at which the sun, moon, planets and first point of Aries are directly overhead. The Almanac is updated anually
350 Pages • softcover • annual
by Gooley, Tristan
Tristan Gooley is an expert in navigating using only the natural world itself. In his latest book, he turns his attention to techniques to use on or near water--which he learned by sailing solo across the Atlantic, navigating with Omani tribespeople, canoeing in Borneo, and walking in his own backyard. Anglers, sailors, swimmers--all can learn how to find north using puddles, forecast the weather from waves, decode the colours of ponds, spot dangerous water in the dark, and more.
400 Pages • hardcover • 2016
by Mosenthal, Basil
6th ed. A good introduction for anyone seeking to learn the basics of navigation. Covers the essentials of reading a chart, understanding tides, using navigation instruments, plotting a position, and planning a passage.
80 Pages • softcover • 2013
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