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Sea Writing - Navigation Training

Posted by Mark Presling
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Sat, 24/08/2019

Today we ran a navigation training session where each crew member was given a set of coordinates in decimal degrees (WGS84). They had to:

  1. convert those to degrees, minutes, seconds 
  2. plot them on a chart
  3. measure the leg lengths
  4. calculate the time to run for each leg, based on known/fixed speed
  5. calculate course to steer for each leg in ยบ Magnetic
  6. execute the passage

This resulted in the following track log:

7 people
Total Volunteer Hours: 

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