Celestial Navigation and Weather Classes on Tap

Posted by Darrell Nicholson at 01:14PM - Comments: (2)

Ralph Naranjo
Ralph Naranjo

Tech Editor Ralph Naranjo will teach two courses in Annapolis, Maryland this fall.
If youíre headed to the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis October 4-8, we encourage you to stick around a few days to pick up some wisdom from Practical Sailorís Technical Editor Ralph Naranjo. Ralph will be teaching a couple of his signature courses at the Annapolis School of Semanship in downtown Annapolis during the days shortly after the show.

On October 9-10, heíll be conducting a 2-day introduction to celestial navigation. The course covers introduction to the basic skills required for celestial navigation. Topics include introduction to taking a sun sights with a sextant, reading time and arc, using sight reduction tables (Publication 229), reducing sights by calculator, and identifying celestial bodies.

October 13-14, Ralph will be focusing on weather. The 12-hour, two-day course covers national and regional weather and the essential tools and skills needed to make smart decisions at sea, or when planning a day sail or cruise. Topics include cloud identification, effect of tides and currents on sea state, fog, and a deep dive into free, publicly available weather analysis and forecast products.†

For more information visit the Annapolis School of Seamanship website, or call (410) 263-8848.

Comments (2)

Hi All
It took a day long Weather seminar course at MITAGS that included a talk by Mr. Naranjo that was superb. I would endorse any offering of his!

MITAGS is: Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate School & Pacific Maritime Institute - an incredibly cool place

Posted by: lesliegb | August 12, 2018 2:41 PM    Report this comment

Both of those courses sound awesome, especially since they're being taught by such a renowned expert like Ralph Naranjo.

Posted by: David Liscio | August 10, 2018 7:07 PM    Report this comment

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