Find out where you are (or ought to be) using only the sun and a sextant!
Spend the day with Captain Sanders as he guides you through a complete Latitude at Noon sight.
Morning will be in the classroom learning the tools of the trade. Then it's underway on Lake Union where we'll be shooting the sun at noon from the deck of the 70’ ketch Amneris- bring a lunch! We return to the classroom for an afternoon of reducing your shot and plotting your position. This class is the first step in your celestial journey and if you get hooked, Captain Sanders will be offering a complete class shooting the moon, stars and planets to pinpoint your exact location anywhere on our orb.
DATE: August 10, 2019
TIME: 10am-4pm (pack a lunch!)
COST: $175 general | $125 CWB Members + USMA alumni
CLASS SIZE: 15 adults
Sextants will be provided but individuals are encouraged to bring their own if they have one.
Bring a tablet or smart phone to download digital content provided by the instructor.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Captain Sanders is the founding director of U.S. Maritime Academy. He has been teaching the Coast Guard License Class at CWB for over 20 years and has trained over 3500 Captains. When here he resides on our docks upon his sailing vessel orpheus, which has seen thousands of blue water miles navigating by the stars throughout the Pacific.