Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library as they host local author and sailor Andrew Howe sharing his knowledge of open ocean sailboat racing using celestial navigation at 7 pm Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Jackson Public Library, located at 52 Main Street in Jackson, NH.
After navigating nine USA to Bermuda sailboat races, Andrew Howe finally achieved a win on his 10th attempt in 2015—and he did it using the sun and stars, not GPS. As a long-time navigation instructor and a veteran of thousands of blue water sailing miles, Andrew will share his experiences on the water, and offer a primer on celestial navigation. Join us for a description of the “Race to the Onion Patch” as written about in July 2016 SAIL magazine, a few sea stories, and gain an appreciation for the ancient art of navigating by the stars.
Andrew Howe became proficient at celestial navigation while serving in the Coast Guard in the late seventies and delivered many yachts back and forth to the Caribbean in pre-GPS days. He currently lives in Jackson with his wife Gay and two Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retrievers. When he is not alpine or cross country skiing in the White Mountains of NH, he can be found sailing in Maine with his family aboard an Allied Seabreeze sloop.
For more information, visit www.sailmagazine.com.
This lecture and open to the public although a $5.00 donation is welcome to offset presenter expenses. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731