Essential methods & equip - and how to use them to go anywhere at sea. 8.5x11 inches, 144 pgs.
An indispensable and up-to-date resource for any present-day voyager.
Since the beginning of time, humans have felt the need to define their position in relation to the environmentto be in control and have a means to guide their movements. Ancient mariners navigated by the stars, studying constellations and wind directions. Medieval navigators added cardinal points to the simple charts that allowed them to set off on epic journeys and return home safely.
Today, our planet harbors few secrets, and no unknown seas remain to be sailed. Computers, the Internet, and satellites have all helped to shrink our world, providing instant feedback with astounding accuracy. Yet, modern adventurers still embark on journeys of exploration, and the challenge remains unchangedto venture into the unknown, overcoming fear and doubt, and chart a safe course home.
Modern equipment has made ocean voyages safer and simpler, but traditional navigation still presents a unique challenge. The Navigators Handbook offers a step-by-step guide to mastering the art, giving an overview of sophisticated modern navigation methods including GPS and radar, navigating using compasses and charts, and studying ocean currents, seasonal winds, and safety techniques. Whether you are a novice or an experienced sailor looking for a refresher course, The Navigators Handbook offers crucial instruction and is sure to become an essential reference guide.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff Toghill graduated from the School of Navigation, Southampton University (UK), and traveled the world as a navigating officer on a variety of ships. He has conducted sailing and navigation schools in Sydney for more than 25 years, written for numerous publications, and worked as a marine consultant. He is the author of over 70 books, mostly related to yachting and other marine activities, including Celestial Navigation, Sailing for Beginners, and The Essential Boat Maintenance Manual. He now spends most of his time as an adviser and expert on marine litigation.