Reeds Astro Navigation Tables 2021 (Paperback)
With tables devised by practical ocean navigators, the Reeds Astro Navigation Tables is the established annual resource of astro-navigation data for yachtsmen, giving all the information necessary to navigate by the sun, moon, stars and planets. Together with a sextant, this book will enable sailors to navigate confidently and safely when out of sight of land.
Reeds Astro Navigation Tables is the established book of annual astro-navigation tables compiled specifically for the needs of yachtsmen. It contains all the information the ocean-going sailor needs (without the bulk) in order to navigate by the sun, moon, stars and planets, using tables devised by practical ocean navigators. This book, together with a sextant, will enable sailors to navigate confidently and safely when out of the sight of land.
The book continues to feature the well-received additions of the past few years, including forms to help determine True Altitude (for the sun, stars and planets), Calculated Altitude (using the versine formula) and Azimuth (using the ABC Tables), as well as a pro forma for calculating Intercept. With 8 extra pages and an improved layout, there is plenty of space for making notes and calculations.
About the Author
Kendall Carter was the pilot for HMS Ark Royal between 1991 and 1994, and also ran the Royal Navy's Navigation School. He was later harbour master for Portsmouth Harbour, and is now based in Australia, where he acts as a consultant for the Port Authority of New South Wales (Sydney).
“Nothing I have seen comes near to the sensible format which I see before me” —Tom Cunliffe, RYA Yachtmaster Examiner, author and sailor
“Slim, modestly priced volume with clear, easily retrievable information” —Cruising
“You and your sextant could be lost without it” —Yachting Monthly
“I confidently recommend this system to my friends. It's much easier to work with than the others I've used” —Bill Bailey, winner RIN/Little Ship Club Yachtmaster Ocean Award