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Correction for Leeway - Estimated Position

Hello All,

Refer to the following log book entries:

Time Log Course Weather Comments
----- ---- ------ ---------- ----------

1300 0 004M WNW 18K Depart point A, close-hauled,
leeway 5 degrees

1400 5.5 264M WNW 18K Tacked, Leeway 5 degrees

My question is:

When I'm drawing my DR on a chart, do I plot 004M at 1300 and 264M at
1400 to come up with my Estimated Position? Or do I account for leeway
and plot 009M (004M + 5 degrees of leeway) and 259M (264M - 5 degrees of leeway)?

Set and Drift ARE NOT accounted.

My answer would be to plot 004M and 264M, because the log indicates "COURSE."

Thanks for your comments.
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