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Old 07-31-2011 Thread Starter
kwindancer
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Hi All,

Thanks so much for your help. This question is actually from a home study workbook from a sailing school in the West Coast (SF Bay Area) for a U.S. Sailing Coastal Navigation certification. The problem is written by the school.

The problem states that "the winds are west at 22 knots when you depart point A at 1530 assuming a leeway of 4 degrees and a boat speed of 6 knots.

The variation on the chart is 14 degrees East. There is no mention of deviation.
The track from A to B is 145 degrees magnetic.

My assumption (correct me if I'm wrong) is the wind is coming from the WEST as opposed to from the EAST.

Let me add more information, if this helps. From the Current Tables, current velocity is 3.48 Ebb, and Ebb direction is 266 degrees TRUE.

Does this help? Thanks.
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