VECTOR DIAGRAMS FOR SAILBOAT DEAD RECKONING

Leonard E. Gray

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Navigators of slow power boats and sailboats occasionally use vector diagrams for negotiating a strong current which is regular and well-known. But a complete diagram, which includes the effects of both current and leeway, has never been popular for sailboat use. A simple dead-reckoning plot, with experienced guessing, takes the sailor where he wants to g-more or less.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 5, Number 4
Pages: 174 - 176
Cite this article: Gray, Leonard E., "VECTOR DIAGRAMS FOR SAILBOAT DEAD RECKONING", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 5, No. 4, 1956-1957, pp. 174-176.
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