Passage planning

Choice of Landfall One Step at a Time Sailing Directions Log Keeping

Navigating without instruments is a last resort. Plan A has sunk and Plan B leaks like a sieve. It is a time of great stress, so before beginning your passage without electronic instruments, prepare a new passage plan, as shown in Figure 5.1 Only implement this plan if you believe the odds on making a successful landfall are favourable. If not, then consider any other options open to you. It may be Hobson's choice. Even so, think long and hard before you go ahead.

Crash Bag Navigation is more than the mechanics of navigation. It includes gaining the confidence of your crew, drawing upon their skills, playing to their strengths, maximising their morale, confidence and enthusiasm, and keeping open the greatest number of options for the longest period of time.

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