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Junior Navigation

August 2 to November 22, 2017

The first of 2 courses on Celestial Navigation.
You will use a sextant to take sights on the Sun and use that information to plot your location using a Running Fix. This course describes:
- how to reduce your Sun sights to determine Celestial Lines of Position (LOP)
- the proper use of a sextant
- the importance of correct time
- accurate plotting
- the use of nautical almanacs and navigational tables.
You will also complete a paper cruise where you will have the opportunity to see how one might use a sextant in conjunction with a GPS on a trip towards Bermuda.

Advanced Piloting

Please contact the Instructor, Lynn Dail at (919) 636-5855 or email sailorlynn@yahoo.com. NOTE: classes will be held at 42 Preakness Dr., Durham, NC. 27713
Wednesday, Aug 2, 7:00 PM
Registration begins
7:00 PM
Class starts
9:00 PM
Class ends
Wednesday, Nov 22, 9:00 PM
Course ends

Dail Home

42 Preakness Drive

Durham, NC 27713

(919) 636‑5855

  • USPS member (includes books): $85.00
  • USPS member (sharing books): $10.00
  • Non-USPS member (includes books): $190.00
  • Non-USPS member (sharing books): $30.00

with United States Power Squadrons®

For further information, contact:

Harold Lynn Dail

(919) 636‑5855