How to navigate using the Sea Page 16

A Riddle for Sailors

Just back from a bracing and invigorating couple of days on the water. My wife and I sailed from Chichester to Cowes, where we met up with the Contessa 32 Association's Christmas Rally. The sail back today allowed us to revel in one of those winter days that make the…

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The Smelliest Clue

One of the natural navigation techniques that ocean sailors have used for centuries is noticing that the incidence of flotsam and jetsam increases, on average, as you get closer to land. A similar principle can be used on land to find towns or villages. The number of roads, paths, power…

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Sarah Outen

On Friday I enjoyed a warming cup of hot chocolate with adventurer and ocean rower extraordinaire, Sarah Outen. We arranged to meet in Brighton and I had hoped to saunter between the boutiques and purveyors of rare tat, before pulling up a chair in a bohemian cafe near the sea.…

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