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  • 252 pages
  • Black & White
  • 8.5 x 11.0 inches
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  • eBook (pdf)
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ISBNs:
  • 978-1-4602-8070-6 eBook
  • 978-1-4602-8069-0 Paperback
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Keywords:

celestial navigation, sextant, sight reduction, nautical almanac, sailing, cruising, nautical book

Celestial Navigation Exercises for Class and Home study
by Dominique F. Prinet



About the Manual

Celestial Navigation Exercises for Class and Home Study was designed to facilitate the work of instructors using the free PowerPoint slide presentation available at CelestialNavigationBook.com. This exercise manual, available in hard copy and in PDF format for tablets, reproduces the questions posed at regular intervals throughout the slide presentation; it provides the work-forms guiding the calculations, and the solutions. Students taking a course from an instructor who follows the slide presentation will normally have the associated course book Celestial Navigation using the Sight Reduction Tables Pub. No. 249. In order to facilitate the download process, the free version of the exercise manual (available for download from CelestialNavigationBook.com), includes neither the Almanac nor the Sight Reduction Tables required for the calculations because these tables are identical to the ones in the course book. This complete version of the exercise manual, with all the required data tables in the appendix, will thus be useful mostly to navigators who do not have the course book but wish to practice on their own, as well as to students who follow the presentation and have the course book but do not wish to download and print 140 pages of questions and answers.

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About the Author:

In the 1960s, Dominique Prinet worked as a bush pilot in the Canadian Arctic and High Arctic, at a time when radio beacons were the exception, and long before the GPS systems had been invented. During the winter darkness, navigation was often done with an astro-compass and the Sight Reduction Tables. Dominique holds a BASc from UBC and an MBA from McGill. He served as the Marketing VP for Nordair in Montréal, and later for Canadian Airlines in Vancouver. He taught economics to MBA students at McGill for 12 years, and went on to manage and turnaround Air Tanzania for five years. Dominique is a Power and Sail Instructor, certified for all levels by Sail Canada and by the Sail and Power Academy (ISPA). He is an Instructor-Evaluator for Sail Canada, has taught boating out of Vancouver from 2000 to 2015, and has delivered many Transport Canada courses to professional mariners. Sharing life-long passions for teaching, Dominique and his wife live in Vancouver, BC, where she taught French at UBC until her retirement in 2014.


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