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Vancouver Power Squadron
Vancouver Squadron

Past, current and incoming Power Squadron members are all welcome at Squadron Nights, held on the third Monday of each month. We meet at the False Creek Yacht Club on the north shore of False Creek under the Granville Street Bridge. The doors open at 7:00 pm, the event begins at 7:30 pm, and the cost is $5.00 per person. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, Dec 11Concepts of Celestial Navigation

Our guest speaker in December will be Dominique Prinet.

Dominique is a sailing instructor for all levels at Sail Canada and ISPA, and an Instructor Evaluator for Sail Canada. He also holds a 60-ton Master's ticket. He was teaching sailing in Vancouver, in class and on water, for 15 years, until 2015. He sailed in the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, across the Atlantic with a sextant, in the Caribbean, and along the B.C. Coast. He has published four books: Celestial Navigation and Coastal Navigation (each with a "Course" and an "Exercises" book)

The one-hour presentation explains the basic concepts of Celestial Navigation: determination of latitude from a noon site and Polaris; determination of longitude with a precise time-piece; general case where the boat is on a circle of position centered on the Geographic Position of the sun; introduction to the Almanac, the Sight Reduction Tables, and the Marc St Hilaire method.

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