This vintage book is a complete guide to sea navigation, with information on tides, using the stars, using a sextant, working out longitude and latitude, reading charts, and much more. Although navigation techniques have developed in modern times, it is still crucial to be familiar with the traditional and time-tested methods. This volume includes information on all aspects of coastal and deep-sea navigation, and constitutes a must-have for both prospective and existing yachtsmen. Contents include: “Compass Course Correction”, “On Fixing Position”, “Patent Log and Chart Reading”, “Tides and Tidal Streams”, “Rule of the Road”, “Deep Sea Navigation”, “The Sextant”, “On Finding the Latitude”, “Pole Star Sights”, “Traverse Table”, “On Finding the Longitude”, “Position Lines”, “Star Position Lines”, “Latitude by Ex-Meridian Altitude”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on sailing.