Basic Celestial Endorsement (117)

Basic Celestial Endorsement (117)

Prerequisites: None

Description: This endorsement course teaches students the basics of celestial navigation with the working knowledge to gain a position fix at sea.  Students will get hands-on experience with the sextant and learn the fascinating concepts that make celestial navigation possible. We highly recommend this course as an important skill for emergency navigation and as a fun learning exercise that will allow you to better understand everyday lunar changes.

Format: Taught in two formats – Classroom or “On Safaris”. During the winter, the classroom sessions are taught in a two-consecutive-day, two-consecutive-weekend format. The “On Safaris” format will be offered in a combined classroom and weekend sail to apply your newly learned skill where you’ll use it – on the water.

Cost: Jan – December, Saturday & Sunday, $199 – Classroom, $399 – weekend sail.

* $20 Discount when taught as a couple or 2 friends.


Interested in registering or have questions?  Please check our calendar for available dates and call us at 847-917-7245 or send an e-mail to


Don’t see a class scheduled on our calendar or the class you desire is full? Please follow this link to complete a Class Request Form for the harbor of your choice along with specific class dates and number of students from your party that would like to learn. Also include whether you prefer a private (just you and/or your group) or advertised (placed on our calendar) class. We look forward to having you aboard!