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Celestial navigation class begins Oct 6

The Waukegan | Joseph Conrad Yacht Club’s celestial navigation class is scheduled to begin Sunday, October 6 covering dead-reckoning, fixes by visual bearings, chart reading, and various topics to prepare students for taking their first sun line.

The class is organized in four session that will discuss sextant use and calibration, computing sun, star and planet observations to produce lines of position (LOP), computing latitude and longitude, and other topics for obtaining fixes anywhere in the world using celestial observations.

You do NOT need to be a member to sign up! This seminar is open to the general public and offered to club members at the cost of materials.

Click here to see all the topics that will be covered and to register.