Q&A Which Sextant To Buy…If At All



AAC Member Terje asks [edited for brevity]:

We are planning to go full time voyaging in 2016 and although we have two GPSs aboard, my wife, who is the navigator, would like a sextant and so I'm planning to give her one for Christmas. Do you have a recommendation for the sextant I should buy?

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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