Junior Navigation is the first of a two-part program of study in offshore (open coast) 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 special 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
$110.00* Power Squadron Members
JUNIOR NAVIGATION (2019)
JN is the first in a two-part program of study in offshore navigation, followed by the Navigation course. It is designed as a practical “how to” course. Subject matter includes: precise time determination, use of the Nautical Almanac, taking sextant sights of the sun, reducing sights to establish lines of position, special charts and plotting sheets for offshore navigation, offshore navigational routines for recreational craft, and electronic and computerized offshore navigation.
Jan 7 Chapter Lighthouse in the Sky
Jan 14 Chapter 2 Sextant
Jan 21 Chapter 3 Sea Time Work on Sights
Jan 28 Chapter 4 Altitude Corrections Work on Sights
Feb 4 Chapter 5/6 Celestial Coordinates and Lights List for the Sky Work on Sights
Feb11 Chapter 7 The Celestial LOP Reduce Sights
Feb 18 Chapter 8 Plotting Celestial LOP’s Plot Sights
Feb 25 Chapter 9 Meridian Transit MT Sight
March 4 Chapter 10 Before Casting Off-Route Planning (review for corrections) Turn in Sights
March11 Chapter 11 Before Casting Off – Planning for Electronics Start Cruise
March 18 Chapter 12 Wind and Current (resubmit sights) Cruise
March 25 Chapter 13 Days Work at Sea Cruise
April 1 Review Cruise, Answer Questions,
April 8 Review Cruise, Answer Questions, Distribute Exams
April 22 Class meets to turn in Exams
Class is from 7:00 to 9:00 (Monday)
The JN sight folder must be completed and submitted for grading before a JN open book test can be ordered.