I'll be offering a celestial navigation workshop on the weekend of September 19-20 at Sarles Boatyard and Marina in Annapolis, MD. Check out the details:
September 19 & 20, 8am - 5pm (both days)
$300.00 per person.
The workshop will include all materials needed for the course, including a Nautical almanac, sight reduction tables, plotting sheets/tools and a few sextants to practice with. If you'd like to bring your own sextants or materials, please feel free. It also includes a BBQ dinner with beer and soft drinks on Saturday night at the marina. You can pack a lunch or stop by a restaurant in town, of which there are plenty.
We'll be discussing celestial theory and a bit of my philosophy of why I think it's still relevant in an electronic age in the mornings, and heading out on the Bay around noon to take some practice sights. The southern horizon is clear on the Bay around this time, so we'll take some practice sights of the sun and spend the afternoons learning how to reduce them and get a position. We'll be sailing on either 'Sojourner,' my father's Wauquiez Hood 38, or 'Arcturus,' my '66 Allied Seabreeze. Check out the boats on http://www.fathersonsailing.com/. I'll be posting more details about the course here in the near future.
I just returned from the Caribbean last week, where I captained a 39-day sail-training & leadership expedition for teenagers from St. Martin to Trinidad. The program was a huge success, and we returned with lots of stories and some great memories. I'll be posting about the trip in the next few days/weeks on my blog. Check out http://www.gobroadreach.com/ and look for the ARC of the Caribbean program.
If you'd like to sign up for the workshop, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot, or call 484-269-3358 to speak with me personally about the program. The workshop will be limited to 8 people, and we require a $50 deposit to hold your spot (balance payable at the course). Hope to see you there!
-Andy, Father & Son Sailing