Boca Ciega Yacht Club

Intermediate Celestial Navigation w/ Chris Kreitlein (Part I)

  • 02/27/2016
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Boca Ciega Yacht Club

This is Part 1, of a 2 Part Guest Educator Series

Instructor: Chris Kreitlein

Text Book: SIMPLE CELESTIAL; Navigation by the Heavens Made Easy

Fee: $100.00 per person ($75 per person for BCYC member only)

Location: Boca Ciega Yacht Club, 4600 Tifton St. South, Gulfport, Fl 33711

How to register for the Course:

Please contact the instructor, Chris Kreitlein at 850-776-2976 or email him at


Course Description:

The Intermediate Course will teach the student the process of observing the Sun, the Moon, the Planets and the Stars in order to derive a position fix using lines of position. With cooperative weather, student will observe the Sun for a line of position. The course makes extensive use of the manual, SIMPLE CELESTIAL and includes a host of practice problems to test the students grasp of the material. The course includes no difficult concepts or mathematics, however, a student must already have a firm understanding of such concepts as latitude, longitude, how to prepare a UPS, how to plot a position, universal time and Greenwich Hour Angles, how to use the Sextant and how to observe the Sun.

Necessary Materials:

  • A hand calculator that functions with degrees, minutes and seconds (if desired) - $14 at Wal-Mart
  • Pencil, Eraser, Note paper
  • Parallel rulers
  • A pair of dividers
  • Protractor

Helpful but not absolutely necessary:

  • Sextant
  • Digital watch set to universal time or chronometer

Boca Ciega Yacht Club‎
Latitude 27° 44' 21.0552'' N
Longitude 82° 41' 44.7252'' W
4600 Tifton Drive South   Gulfport, FL 33711   (727) 321-7295

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