Times And Heights Of High And Low Waters

-i Q 0137 0.6 I O 0813 4.5 SA 1356 0.7 2024 4.8 Pilotage with GPS (Global Positioning System) A GPS receiver obtains a position fix from signals transmitted by orbiting satellites. The fix is generally accurate to within 15 metres and displayed on the GPS as latitude and longitude. The simplest way to navigate with a GPS is to plot your latitude and longitude on a chart. A GPS set will give you much more information than this though, for example it will tell you your course and speed over the...

Golden Rule

Leech Boat Design

Drop the anchor up-tide of where you want the boat to lie and allow room to swing if the tide turns. Putting a tuck in the mainsail leech As the wind becomes stronger, you may need to reduce saii area Methods vary as different classes use a variety of reefing systems. Make life easy by reefing ashore, at a mooring or at anchor. If none of these are viable, saii into clear water and heave to A slab reefing system includes a rope fed from the boom through an eye in the leech of the sail. A second...

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Fully battened sails are harder to de-power, so to maintain control Leave sail controls slack as the boat is launched (kicker, Cunningham). On return, drop the mainsail immediately. Dinghies with little inherent stability and fully battened sails will be easier to control afloat if the crew boards first, balancing the boat whilst setting the centreboard and jib. The helm pushes the boat off, climbing aboard over the stern or the side, with wind pressure on the sails providing stability....

Top Tip

Never put the two clews together to gather in as this creates twists. Apparent wind is the sailing domain of lightweight planing dinghies, catamarans and windsurfers. It is the combination of true wind (the wind you feel while stopped) and the wind created by your own speed. Remarkably, it has two significant advantages It is shifted further forward than the true wind When you bear away to handle stronger winds (2), you will have to bear away still further...