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    Re: What do offshore recreational navigators really do?
    From: Marc Bernstein
    Date: 2005 Jun 6, 11:42 -0400

    In November of 1990 I sailed on a 35 footer from St Malo in Brittany to
    Madeira and then on to Guadeloupe. The sole means of navigation was
    celestial. The skipper who had a fair amount of experience in
    trans-atlantic crossings never bothered with anything but morning and
    afternoon sun shots.
    
    This was my first practical exposure to celestial and I was eager to
    try different things so I started doing regular dawn and dusk star
    shots and latitude by Polaris as well as moon shots when available. The
    skipper knew how to do star shots but he had never gotten his latitude
    from Polaris!
    
    We also spoke any passing ships for their GPS/satnav position.
    
    
    

       
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