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    Re: Silicon Sea: Leg 82
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: 2001 Dec 04, 7:20 PM

    Thats part of the reason for the terms HEADING and COURSE. Sail boats make
    leeway. I gave myself a headache once trying to account for leeway on a trip,
    and gave up. It may have mattered significantly in square rigged ships, but I
    think that in modern small sailboats it can be dumped in with compass error.
    At least it never seemed to bother my navigation on a cruise, can't speak for
    racing.
    
    On 4 Dec 2001, at 19:00, George Huxtable wrote:
    
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    >
    > and others have contributed to the discussion on the distinction between
    > heading and course-through-the-water.
    >
    > But nobody has mentioned the word LEEWAY!
    >
    > Don't sailing vessels make leeway any more? Perhaps list members' interests
    > are confined to power craft. Even these can suffer from the effects of leeway
    > under certain conditions.
    >
    > In general, the main reason why a vessel doesn't travel through the water in
    > the same direction as it points is because of the effect of LEEWAY.
    >
    > George Huxtable.
    >
    > ------------------------------
    >
    > george---.u-net.com
    > George Huxtable, 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    > Tel. 01865 820222 or (int.) +44 1865 820222.
    > ------------------------------
    
    
    Cheers
    -Dan-
    

       
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