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Chris Clothier – Sea Fever

27/06/2021 at 15:30 16:30

Dead Reckoning – a romp through the principles of navigation from the ancients to the present day

In this fun interactive session, Chris Clothier will take the audience through the basic principles of navigation from dead reckoning to GPS. Along the way you will learn:

  • Why people used to throw sticks over the side of boats to find out where they were
  • Why speed is measured in knots
  • What have logs got to do with logbooks
  • Why you need to know when you are before you can know where you are
  • How Albert Einstein helped invent GPS

Suitable for children (all ages) and grownups alike.

Chris is the author of Sea Fever – A British Maritime Miscellany a book he wrote with his big sister all about the British Seaside. He has sailed single-handed to Norway and found himself upside down in a yacht in the Southern Ocean. He loves all things to do with boats and the seaside, and is at his happiest when he is on or beside the sea. He lives in London where he keeps a weather eye on other people’s money – when he’s not daydreaming about kitesurfing for breakfast and barbecued mackerel for tea.

Kindly sponsored by Highfield and Brookham Schools.


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