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GORDON MARSHALL Another great stalwart of ocean racing and the CYCA, Gordon Marshall was a key figure in the management of the Sydney Hobart Race and also a noted navigator in the ocean classic at a time when celestial navigation skills were moving from the traditional sextant, almanac and tables, to programmable calculators.
We had been trained in celestial navigation - plotting our courses by star fixes - and we also were familiar with dead reckoning, in which we tried to estimate our position by watching the ground below, but what do you do when you're in the soup and can see nothing either up or down?
The fifth scene depicts the night skies with the celestial navigation devices pioneered by Muslims, namely the Armillary globe and the Astrolabe.
Celestial Navigation in the GPS Age, revised edition John Karl Paradise Cay Publications Box 29, Areata, CA 95518 9780939837755, $24.
Andy Papageorge, remarked that celestial navigation in a K-ship was were assigned to each crew navigators.
The foreword by HRH the Duke of York leads in to the opening chapters, which look at how navigation and navigational tools (including the development of the chronometer to allow determination of longitude at sea), celestial navigation, and surveying developed.
All of the airline's new A330s are being named after a star or constellation used by Polynesian voyagers for celestial navigation.
The company also has celestial navigation courses, in which sailors of all experience levels are introduced to the concept.