MIDDLE LATITUDE SAILING NEAR THE EQUATOR

A. N. Black

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: A recent paper by Williams (1) makes necessary some detailed corrections to the figures given by Wylie (2) for middle latitude sailing. Wylie’s main conclusion still stands, that in middle latitude sailing it is not necessary to split courses crossing the equator. Williams has pointed out an appreciable error in the usual method of calculating Mercator sailing, which may be called "crude Mercator" sailing. Wylie used crude Mercator as a standard of comparison, and it is interesting to compare his middle latitude calculations with those of the corrected Mercator sailing as given by Williams.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 2, Number 10
Pages: 376 - 380
Cite this article: Black, A. N., "MIDDLE LATITUDE SAILING NEAR THE EQUATOR", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 2, No. 10, 1951, pp. 376-380.
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