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post #17 of Old 12-07-2012
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Re: Course to steer at a given speed.

Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
One way to do the calculations
he said the magic word 'leeway'

What he didn't say was "oops, I can't steer that high, so I fell off 3 degrees, then had to tack 3 miles to starboard' because the on shore wind shifted.

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