A beautifully, uniquely illustrated nautical guide to traditional, electronic & celestial navigation.
By: Ivar Dedekam
Today, yachts are often equipped with radar, GPS, chart plotters, AIS, etc. This equipment has also become much more reliable, making it possible to make long offshore passages without a great knowledge of navigation. However, such equipment can be set up wrongly, interpreted incorrectly, malfunction or lose power. In these circumstances, knowledge of traditional navigation can become extremely important.
This beautifully illustrated manual teaches you to navigate in the traditional way - using compass, log and plotter; by means of electronic aids - like GPS, radar and chartplotter; and some basic celestial navigation - using the sun and stars to obtain your position using sextant, almanacs, tables and a watch. Within the book short, concentrated pieces of text are brought to life by numerous diagrams and graphics - making this an easy and memorable read.