Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Solving Mid-Latitude Sailing Problems

Middle-Latitude, or Mid-Latitude sailing problems are used when the vessel is proceeding along a course other than north (000°), south (180°), east (090°), or west (270°). There are two different types of Mid-Latitude problems which the Coast Guard might include in a license exam.
1. The coordinates of the points of departure and arrival are given. The course and distance between them must be found.
2. The coordinates of the point of departure and the vessel's course and the distance travelled are given. The coordinates of the point of arrival must be found.