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In Topic: Question re: Newport to Ensenada Race

10 February 2017 - 07:47 PM

US Sailing Safety at Sea class is online now.



In Topic: Looking for sextant info

07 February 2017 - 05:23 PM

Not as good as a course, but a great place to start is a copy of "Dutton's Navigation and Piloting" published by the Naval Institute.  Its got 12 chapters covering Celestial Navigation, starting with Chapter 18, "Navigational Astronomy" and ending with Chapter 29 " The Practice of Celestial Navigation"


It was a basic text and reference book for our full blown Celestial Navigation class at USNA back in the early 80s...


Earlier edition was the text at USNA back in the late 60's.  Great book.

In Topic: PHRF Rules Question

30 November 2016 - 04:04 PM

Like a normal lead, you'l want to adjust it fore and aft.  Different reach angles will call for different leads for the barber haul.  Eg, almost beating, it'll be further aft than almost being able to set a chute.


Keep looking at the leach of the sail as well as the top third.

In Topic: Foredeck Union

25 November 2016 - 05:42 PM

For many years I was a proud member of the Foredeck Union, dismissing as old farts anybody behind the mast.


Now I wish those insufferable young pricks at the bow would stop being whiny drama queens...


^^^^ This!