Junior Navigation-13 week course

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 at 7 pm

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Junior Navigation is the first of a two-part program of study in offshore navigation. It is designed as a practical, how-to-course. Subject matter includes basic concepts of celestial navigation; how to use the mariner’s sextant to take sights of the sun; the importance and techniques of accurate time determination; use of the Nautical Almanac; how to reduce sights to establish lines of position (LOPs); and the use of unique charts, plotting sheets and other navigational data for offshore positioning and passage planning.

The Student Kit includes the Student Manual and SR, CLS, and other forms and charts

This is an advanced navigation course in that you will learn to hands-on how to use the Sexton to navigate.

To learn more details about this course please contact the instructor.  He will answer your specific questions about this course you may have.

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Junior Navigation aka Offshore Navigation Syllabus
AUGUST thru DECEMBER 2022
Instructor: 1st/Lt Hal Burke, SN

 

1W
30-Aug
Ch1 Ch2
Lighthouses in the sky The Sextent
2W
6-Sep
Ch3
Sea Time

Review homework
3W
13-Sep
Ch 4
Altitude Corrections Review homework
4W
20-Sep
Ch5 Ch 6
Celestial Coordinates Light List for the Sky Review homework
5W
27-Sep
Ch7
The Celestial LOP Review homework
6W
4-Oct
Ch8 Ch9
Plotting Celestial LOPs Meridian Transit of the Sun Review homework
7W
11-Oct
Ch10
Before Casting Off- Route Planning Review homework
8W
18- Oct
Ch11
Electronics and Other Navigational Tasks Review homework
9W      25-Oct      Ch12 Wind and Current

                       Review homework

10W      1-Nov     Ch13    Underway

                       Review homework

11W      8-Nov     Ch13     Review Progress on Ch13 

12W 15-Nov Ch13    Review Progress on Ch13

22-Nov              Thanksgiving Week

13W       29-Nov              Distribute Final Exam Should complete in2 weeks

It will require20-25 hours to complete