Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen

Author(s): Mary Blewitt

Nautical - Seamanship

The eleventh edition of this bestselling textbook is proof of the success of Mary Blewitt's concise and clear style in explaining a particularly difficult skill, and it has been the bible for many generations of ocean navigators.

Since this book was first published, the huge advances in electronic navigation has transported most offshore navigators to a world of press-button convenience. However, there is still a vital need for traditional skills when things go wrong: batteries can fail, aerials go overboard, and electronics have been known to get wet.
A bestseller for over 50 years, Celestial Navigation for Yachtsmen is a model of simplicity and clarity. The worked examples require only straightforward addition and subtraction, which explains why this book has truly earned its reputation for admirable conciseness and making a tricky subject easy to understand.


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Probably the best known celestial navigation book ever publishedExtremely clear and concise explanation of a difficult subjectOnly simple mathematics needed - addition and subtractionThe book has a longstanding reputation and is highly respectedThoroughly updated over the years in line with new developments

Mary Blewitt, better known by her married name of Mary Pera, was involved with sailing for most of her life. Formerly a top ocean racing navigator as well as secretary of the Royal Ocean Racing Club for a number of years, she was also Chairman of the ISAF racing rules committee, and an international judge and jury chairman at major championships and regattas.

General Fields

  • : 9780713664225
  • : Black
  • : Black
  • : 0.102
  • : April 2004
  • : 216mm X 138mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mary Blewitt
  • : Paperback
  • : 623.89
  • : 80
  • : 38 b/w line drawings