Celestial Nav. Workshop

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Celestial Nav. Workshop


Join Andy & friends at the National Sailing Hall of Fame, right on City Dock in Annapolis, MD in October for a weekend of sailing history and celestial navigation. While there is hardly an argument anymore for celestial as a backup to electronic navigation, it's part of sailing history, and as ocean sailors, we owe it to ourselves to at least have a general understanding of it, I say! Plus, it makes those long night watches that much more enjoyable when you know your place - physically and philosophically - in the universe. Limited to the first twelve sign-ups.

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Special thanks to Weems & PlathBacon Sails, & Chesapeake Sailmakers for helping to organize and promote this celestial event!

Cost is $500, and the Workshop is limited to the first 12 people who sign up. 

Testimonial from the February 2014 workshop:

"The seminar was an interesting academic exercise that fed my curiosity about celestial navigation. Andy is a a charismatic instructor that involves his students and makes great use of visual examples to successfully teach otherwise potentially difficult concepts to grasp." -Fred Roller

What the workshop includes:

Click here to read some of Andy's articles on celestial that he's written over the years.

Dates for the weekend workshop:

  • Friday, Oct. 21, 1900: Join Andy & friends on Maryland Ave. at Galway Bay Pub for drinks (1st beer on me!) and a pre-workshop chat.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22, 0900-1700: Workshop begins at Chesapeake Sailmakers, on Edgewood Road in Back Creek. Coffee and tea during the morning session, with a break from 1200-1300 for lunch.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22, 1900: Meetup downtown at Ram's Head Tavern for an optional group dinner. (RSVP required).
  • Sunday, Oct. 23, 0900-1530: Workshop Day 2. Coffee & tea in the morning, with a 1200-1300 lunch break. Stay later for Q&A and storytelling if you so choose!
  • Monday, Oct. 24: OPTIONAL extra day of more star sight work! Special add-on for an extra $50.

To register, click 'Add to Cart' below and complete your payment!