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Explains highly practical ancient navigation techniques which can be used by today's navigators - even in survival situationsPractical technology-free navigation techniques based on observations of sun, sea, wind and starsNo other book covers the history and techniques of ancient and traditional navigation in this wayA unique and fascinating analysis of navigation skills proven by timeWill fascinate sailors and landlubbers alike
Jack Lagan has been sailing since the 1960s on everything from 14ftdinghies to 30m Baltic Traders around the world. When notliving-aboard, fitting navigation systems and helping with yachtdeliveries, he is a writer and documentary film-maker.
'This is a most refreshing book about navigation. Forget for a moment GPS and stand on deck using just your own senses.' Gaffers Log (September 2006) 'A refreshingly different book which not only encourages seafarers to develop greater skills and knowledge of the world around them for the satisfaction this imparts, but reduces their dependency on technological gadgetry. Learning the navigation skills of our ancestors may not only be for interest, it could even save your life. The 'Barefoot Navigator' is highly recommended.' New Milton Advertiser (September 2006) 'Fascinating reading for long passages.' Yachting Monthly (August 2006) 'This differs from every other navigation book and contains important principles overlooked by the official yachting navigation texts.' Canoeist (November 2006) 'A fascinating read, presented in a clear format which is almost guaranteed to make the reader want to "give it a go" when next at sea, or to at least do more star gazing.' World Cruising Club Magazine (Autumn/Winter 2006)