This is the yearly presentation of data used for astronomical navigation at sea. Except for 27 pages of ads, it contains the same data and format as the edition produced by Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac Office (UK) and the Nautical Almanac Office of The U.S. Naval Observatory. The inclusion of advertising results in a cost savings of approximately $10 when compared with the U.S. government edition.
I reviewed Paradise Cay’s Nautical Almanac 2001 Commercial Edition for the March 2001 issue of Good Old Boat and found that poor printing quality had obscured certain critical data. This new edition has a marked improvement in print quality, with all data readable, and is quite acceptable for serious celestial navigation.