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Absolutely agreed about the extremely low chances of having to use a sextant. Especially, as I have so many electronic and battery powered GPS and satellite tracking devices onboard that are more accurate too.
However, over the years I have suffered a complete engine failure where the alternator also shorted out all onboard electrical appliances, including lights and made it impossible to recharge batteries.
It’s this particular breakdown that has motivated my sextant and RYA Celestial Navigation training course.
One particular bonus is that it’s great fun for me to get to know the night sky in much more detail…
Grateful for your input and support.