Joe MacPhee (SN) has been sailing the waters of New England for over 40 years. He sails his ketch out of Narragansett Bay. He is a Past Commander of Nobscot Squadron, Past District Commander of District 12 and Past Captain of the Boston Navigators Club. He started teaching courses in 1972 and has taught the JN (Junior Navigation) and N (Navigation) courses. He has also taught courses in Advanced Piloting, Vessel Examiner, and Marine Electronics.
Dave Jones (SN) learned celestial navigation in the US Navy during Korea and practiced it in three Marion-Bermuda sailing races (overall winning navigator in one!). He has taught both JN and N at Nobscot for many years. His 25-foot Whaler started life as a drug runner in the Bahamas and now leads a more peaceful and less exciting life at a slip on the Charles.