MIDDLE LATITUDE SAILING WHEN THE COURSE CROSSES THE EQUATOR

Paul E. Wylie

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Abstract: Most navigational texts say, substantially: “Middle latitude sailing must not be used when the course crosses the equator. In such cases, the course must be divided into two parts, one including that segment north of the equator, and the other, the remaining segment lying south of the equator; and each part is to be treated as a separate course by the formulas of middle latitude sailing.” It is the purpose of this discussion to examine this statement, and to discover its justification, or lack of it.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 3
Pages: 68 - 70
Cite this article: Wylie, Paul E., "MIDDLE LATITUDE SAILING WHEN THE COURSE CROSSES THE EQUATOR", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 3, 1949, pp. 68-70.
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