G-Stell sextant future

g-stell sowiloIncredible ! At a time when the GPS networks multiply (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou-2, and soon Galileo) an exceptional engineer, sailing enthusiast, creates a company and invented the sextant replacing Dad : an electronic sextant requires no knowledge, announced with a precision of less than one nautical mile, charts portfolio on G-Stell. Read more …

iNA – The Nautical Almanac on iPhone

iNAYachtmen my friends, for the few of you who, like me, does not completely sacrifice the traditional navigation to electronics, enjoy ! I have dreamed about it for a while, for only 12 EUR Luis Soltero did it :

iNA scans all ephemeris data available in the pages of the daily USNO Nautical Almanac, until the year 2800, we have time to see ! Essential information for determining the position by celestial navigation, there is no need for internet connection, all data is contained in the application.

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About alignments and sextant

This holiday season, during which we will gladly return for a few days to traditions, inspires me to rethink the traditions of an activity that is dear to us : navigation.
Not one of our illustrious predecessors, royal marine, discoverers of distant lands, privateers, pirates or honest merchants, isn't it. I want to mention one that concerns us for over half a century : yachting. Especially to the attention of our friends who are sailors born in 70-80, who discovered the navigation from the years 90, period of the emergence of GPS on board our yachts.
I, who is constantly adding a website and a blog on the intricacies of computing onboard, all these tools that bring us our position a few meters, the weather in eight days, the depth of water under the keel, the time that it will tack to take advantage of favorable wind shift, and how much additional information is available in three mouse clicks, I never forget how I learned to navigate.

This holiday season, during which we will gladly return for a few days to traditions, inspires me to rethink the traditions of an activity that is dear to us : navigation.

Not one of our illustrious predecessors, royal marine, discoverers of distant lands, privateers, pirates or honest merchants, isn't it. I want to mention one that concerns us for over half a century : yachting. Especially to the attention of our friends who are sailors born in 1970-80, who discovered the navigation from the years 1990, period of the emergence of GPS on board our yachts. Read more …