Author(s): Mary Blewitt
The 13th edition of this bestselling book 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 have 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 65 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 for making a tricky subject easy to understand. This edition has been thoroughly revised by Andy Du Port, the highly respected ex-editor of Reeds Almanacs. 'The "bible" of navigation for generations of yachtsmen...worth its weight in gold' Sailing
The bible for many generations of ocean navigators, and a bestseller for over 65 years, the 13th edition of this book is written in a concise and clear style to explain a particularly difficult skill. The book aims to make a tricky subject easy to understand, with the worked examples requiring only straightforward addition and subtraction.
Celestial Navigation for Yachtmen is a model of simplicity and clarity World Cruising
The late 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. Andy Du Port was an editor of Reeds Almanacs for many years. He is also the author of The Yacht Owner's Manual, published by Adlard Coles Nautical.