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--NEW--. The President of the RIN expresses his personal views on various navigational matters
The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) is a learned society with charitable status. Formed in 1947, its aims have always been threefold: To unite all those with a professional or personal interest in any aspect of navigation in one unique body; To further the development of navigation in every sphere; And to increase public awareness of the art and science of navigation.
The North West Passage in a Small GRP Boat20 Nov 2014 18:45 - 22:00A Joint meeting of the RIN Small Craft Group and the4 Thames Royal yacht Club.
The speaker, bob Shepton will cover his adventures traversing the NortBob Shepton’s talk will cover his adventures traversing the North
West Passage in his own yacht, the Westerly 33 ft sloop 'Dodo's
Delight' which was built in 1980. The current yacht is the second
'Dodo's Delight' and is an almost exact replica of the first, which
was destroyed by fire while wintering in the ice in Greenland in
2005. Read More
New Council elected
The AGM on 16 July saw the re-election of the Institute's Officers and election of some new Council Members.
Next GPS satellite ready for launch
GPS satellite 2F-7 has been mated to its United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Sunspots drop to zero
On 17 July the number of sunspots dropped to zero - for the first time in nearly 3 years.
New VDR standards mandated
This month has seen more stringent nav chart data demanded from voyage data recorders (VDR).
EGR Taylor Lecture - Time for navigation in the chronometer age
The E. G. R. Taylor Lecture for 2014 will be held at the House of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR ...more
International Navigation Conference
New Science, New Technology, New Practice