Fastnet Navigation. Nat Ives - RORC May 5 2009. AGENDA. Aim of the course The role of the navigator offshore Pre-race prep On the race track Routine and log Competitor tracking Weather and strategy updates Performance monitoring. Course to Sail Strategy Competitor tracking
Notice of Race
Start and nav software
Tides or currents
Shipping (lights)Role of the offshore navigator
5(d) VHF AND RADIO COMMUNICATIONS (SEE ALSO 6(b))
Sailing Instructions may request yachts to send position reports during a race. There is no limit on communication from a yacht provided the yacht does not receive information (other than that publicly available to all) which might help her in the race – see RRS41 - (outside help). A yacht may receive information about severe weather without infringing RRS41 (outside help).
Create a daily timetable based on the above, run preliminary routes to highlight key points of race area
Use to update forecast and track features
Calibration (depth etc) & Operation (MOB Procedure, target tracking, charts, sunrise etc)
Polars and Sails
Compass & Binoculars
NavNotes & Log
Almanac & Tidal Stream AtlasPre Race prep – the boat.
180The Polar Curve