One of our students, Tom, asked the below question after he viewed our “How to Operate a Dinghy” you tube video. “Thanks Ed, my small boat is docked in a tidal harbour and it can get tricky when tides are running strong. How should I use the outboard/tiller to move away in reverse from the […]
Tag Archive for: Currents and Tides
Here are some Navigation rate and drift with leeway exercises that you can practice on for your SLC Mediterranean sailing license on-the-water, on-the-day exam. The assessor will give you some problem navigation exercises and you will need to nail them quickly and accurately to prove your competence. Or, just practice them anyway for a greater understanding and […]
Tide Calculation Pop Quiz – here’s are a quick few tidal problems for you to solve.
Just for practice – solve the following problem on the Long Island Sound Chart. This is the chart that we use in the NauticEd Coastal Navigation Course. At 2245 your GPS fixes your position at LAT 41 deg 01.75′ N and LONG 72 deg 48.40′ W. You are steering course 086 deg psc at […]
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It’s one day out before we leave for Phuket, Thailand. We’re going to be bareboat chartering a Cat 4600 from the Moorings. Today I’m doing some final prep work. I have downloaded the World Tides 2015 App for $2.99. When I arrive and during the trip I want to be on top of the tides (pun intended).
In the USA, the terms “set and drift” are often used when it comes to specifying current flow. It is found that this is confusing to many students and in the rest of the world the terms rate and direction are used. At NauticEd, we adopt the term “rate and direction” in favor of the […]
Here is a tide curve plot for any tides that follow the rule of twelves. None do exactly, but it can provide a rough approximation.
Build on your knowledge of tide curves and learn how to advance your skills in properly using them to your advantage.
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