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Offshore celestial navigation adventure!

Jan 9, 2017

Onne Van Der Wal/OHPRI

Learning celestial navigation at sea offshore with Ocean Navigator is almost here! In early April Rhode Island’s tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry will depart Ft. Lauderdale bound for Bermuda. Perry will sail in conjunction with the Ocean Navigator School of Seamanship and the more than two dozen participants on board will receive celestial navigation and weather training while also sailing a working, 200-foot square-rigged ship. This is a great opportunity to get offshore experience, learn celestial navigation and marine weather while at the same time participating in the sailhandling and watch standing on board a square-rigged sailing vessel.

The first leg will start on April 2 in Ft. Lauderdale and end April 12 in Bermuda. The second leg will depart on April 14 and conclude with arrival in Newport, R.I. on April 22. 

While underway you’ll learn about sextants, how to take sun, moon, star and planet sights, how to reduce sights to find your position, to obtain latitude from noon sights of the sun, to determine estimated positions, running fixes and multi-body fixes of stars, moon and planets. Best of all, you'll have time to practice your sextant skills with the individual assistance of an Ocean Navigator instructor. In addition, we will also teach marine weather for the voyager.

Available berths are going fast so sign up now for these exciting and educational passages aboard a truly unique vessel.  

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