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Navigation basics: Estimated position

2019-02-11T14:09:55+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Seamanship|

By John Clarke of Team Sailing Fixing our position, and calculating our speed and course - the EP. See diagrams below. In another article we went through how to measure distance and bearing on a chart, using a Portland plotter and dividers. We also looked at variation on a chart, i.e. the difference between the [...]

Wharram Catamarans Gather in Cornwall

2017-09-11T12:24:25+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Go-To News, News|

The Cornish Wharram ‘Hui’, was a fantastic get together of boats and people on 4-6th August. Every small Wharram Catamaran design was represented from Hitia 14 to Tiki 31. Seven boats arrived, five by sea and two by road. Added to this were the four boats at Wharram head quarters, so a total of eleven [...]

Sailing an Achilles 24 in Scottish waters

2019-07-29T17:24:25+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Seamanship|

Join Rob Bashford as he sails his Achilles 24 through the Caledonian Canal and up the western coast of Scotland in a bid to go "over the top".  Rob gives us a basic lesson in reefing, which is a clue as why he went back the way he came... Full feature in the December-January issue. [...]