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post #11 of Old 06-14-2010
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David :

I am afraid that things are against you.

The best angle to the wind you can manage is 50 deg.

The cosine of that is 0.6428.

Your water speed is 3 kt.

Assuming no leeway, your corrected speed in the direction you wish to go is...

3*cos{50} = 3*0.6428 = 1.9284 kt.

If the current from the west is more than that, you won't make any progress.

Leeway will worsen things again.

In those conditions, I would just motor with head to weather, and pound it out.
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