A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2021 Jun 1, 17:39 -0700
Steve Ward: Greetings and welcome aboard.
I'm sure we could create an almost endless number of practice problems for you. There's a way to make this fun for "both sides of the table". Steve, why don't you suggest a date and scenario. Something like this: "it's 15 June 2020, and I am sailing in [name an ocean or sea] from [some place] to [other place]. I'm sailing at [x] knots on course [xyz]° (true or magnetic). In evening twilight, I decide to get my fix by sights of three stars..." You fill in those scenario bits, and I'm sure someone here (probably several people) will assemble some nice scenarios for you to work up. You do the work, and then come back here with your results, and folks can discuss it. Then a day goes by, and you spell out another scenario, and we can do it all again. How does that sound?
Of course there are "problem books" and things like that, but it's all rather lifeless and bookish. Give us a sense of what sort of problem you want to do, and let NavList members create a good example or three for you to chew on. Fun all around! :)