Celestial Sailing Weekends

These Celestial Sailing weekends offer a practical hands on experience, a great way to get some sextant practice and a chance to find out if it's a subject you'd like to take further.

For centuries sailors have navigated their way across the oceans by celestial navigation or nautical astronomy - using the sun, moon, plants and the stars. For the modern sailor it is not only a fascinating art but essential when crossing oceans as back up to the modern and much relied upon electronic navigation.

If you are curious about how to use a sextant or have taken the Yachtmaster or Ocean Theory courses, or are even self taught, our celestial sailing weekends are ideal offering both an introduction and a refresher. All are welcome. A big advantage is that you learn in a small group, under the supervision of an expert instructor.

The weekends involve sailing along the south side of the Isle of Wight and back up through the Needles.

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