S/V Stolen Child Sailing Log

Logbook for the sailing vessel Stolen Child and her crew, Patrick and Nancy.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Footnote To Last Entry

After I posted the last entry, I reduced and plotted the sights I took last night. I took sights of Sirius, Capella and Mars. I tried reducing one of them last night after I took them, but got tired and went to bed before I finished. This morning I reduced all of them and plotted them and by the time I was done, I could reduce and plot a sight in about 30 minutes. That should improve further with practice. What I'm really excited about, though, is the position fix I obtained. This being my
first time, I didn't expect very good results. I figured if my plotted position was in the correct ocean, I would be happy. I was surprised to find that my plotted position was within 3 nautical miles of our GPS position. Three miles may sound like it is pretty far off, but I am pleased enough with it I thought I'd post a footnote to my earlier entry just to brag a little. Anyway, I thought it worth mention.

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