Sailfeed
February 10th

This past weekend’s nav workshop was a big success. We kicked off the weekend with a couple of Guinness and some sea stories at Galway Bay pub on Friday night, and then hit the books hard over Saturday and Sunday (with a nice dinner with Matt Rutherford at Ram’s Head Tavern on Saturday night). See some photos of the weekend below.

Thanks to all who attended – it was a great time getting to know you guys and enlightening you a little bit on the history and practice of celestial navigation. The US Sailing Hall of Fame donated the space (which was a perfect setting right on City Dock in Annapolis), and the course was supported by Bacon Sails (who loaned some sextants to practice with) and Weems & Plath, who supplied the plotting tools and a place for Andy to sleep over the weekend! We will definitely be doing another one or two of these this year, limited to 6 people (which is a perfect class size). If you’re interested in joining, contact andy@59-north.com. Next course will be in May or October. Stay tuned.

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Parts of the sextant

Parts of the sextant

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Understanding Latitude & Arc

Understanding Latitude & Arc

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Sun sight diagram

Sun sight diagram

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Plotting Sheet Diagram

Plotting Sheet Diagram

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Beautiful backdrop in the US Sailing HoF Building

Beautiful backdrop in the US Sailing HoF Building

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US Sailing HoF Backdrop

US Sailing HoF Backdrop

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Greg crunching the numbers

Greg crunching the numbers

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View out the front window of US Sailing HoF

View out the front window of US Sailing HoF

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s/v 'Windalier' outside the US Sailing HoF

s/v ‘Windalier’ outside the US Sailing HoF

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Tom hard at work

Tom hard at work

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Steve reducing a star sight

Steve reducing a star sight

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Greg looks perplexed...

Greg looks perplexed…

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Mike having a go

Mike having a go

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Tony contemplating...

Tony contemplating…

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Billy crunching some numbers

Billy crunching some numbers

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Andy teaching the class

Andy teaching the class

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Andy teaching the class

Andy teaching the class

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Lots of course materials spread out on the table

Lots of course materials spread out on the table

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Great setting in the US Sailing HoF

Great setting in the US Sailing HoF

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Practicing sun sights on the dock

Practicing sun sights on the dock

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