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    RCC's log archive
    From: Bill Lionheart
    Date: 2020 Aug 2, 12:35 +0100

    The Commodore of the Royal Cruising Club kindly drew my attention to
    the fact that the full archive of accounts of members voyages are
    available on line going back to 1883.
    https://www.rcc.org.uk/logs.aspx (not "logs", prose accounts)
    The RCC members were some of the pioneers of long distance voyaging in
    small yachts (typically around 30 feet overall). I was intrigued
    having seen Eric and Susan Hiscock's film "Beyond the West Horizon"
    (free on Youtube) to have a look at their accounts. They seemed to
    make some very good landfalls and there are a few shots in the film of
    Eric doing extant work. Reportedly his eyesight was poor so I wondered
    what I could learn about his techniques.  I am still looking through
    logs using the search facility for major ocean crossings. One I came
    across so far is CRUISE BY STORTEBECKER III FROM AUCKLAND (N.Z.) By
    Dr. I. J. Franklen-Evans. He mentions on p33 using a  Baker Position
    Line Chart to plot a midday sight. Anyone know what that is?
    
    Best wishes
    
    Bill Lionheart
    

       
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