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**The most common navigation methods are satnav, dead reckoning, and radar navigation.**

- Dead reckoning.
- Pilotage.
- Celestial navigation.
- Inertial navigation.
- Radio navigation.
- Radar navigation.
- Satellite navigation.

## What are the kinds of sailings?

**Different types of Sailing**

- – Fleet Racing.
- – Match Racing.
- – Team Racing.
- – Offshore/Oceanic.
- – Para World Sailing.
- – Cruising.

## What is the difference between plane sailing and Mercator sailing?

* It is **similar to plane sailing** except that plane sailing is used for small distance. * In mercator sailing the d’lat is expressed in longitudinal units, which is the difference of meridianal parts. * In plane sailing the d’long is expressed in latitude units or Nautical miles.

## What are meridional parts?

: **the linear length of one minute of longitude on a Mercator chart**.

## What is Traverse table?

1 : **a navigation or surveying table giving the difference of latitude and departure corresponding to any given course and distance** and containing the lengths of the two sides of a right-angled triangle usually for every degree of angle and for all lengths of the hypotenuse from 1 to 100.

## What is parallel sailing?

: **spherical sailing in which the course is along a parallel and departure** is the product of cosine latitude times the difference of longitude —opposed to meridian sailing.

## What is mid latitude sailing?

[′mid·əl ¦lad·ə‚tüd ‚sāl·iŋ] (navigation) **A method of converting departure into difference of longitude, or vice versa**, when the true course is not 090° or 270° by assuming that such a course is steered at the middle latitude.

## What is Traverse sailing?

: **plane sailing in which a ship follows two or more courses in succession with the difference in latitude and departure being added algebraically** to find a single resultant course and distance.