Junior Navigation-13 week course

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 hands-on how to use the Sexton to navigate.


Please use the button below to Learn More about upcoming courses at the squadron.