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## What is the advantage of composite sailing?

Composite sailing (see Article 2402 Page 2 346 THE SAILINGS and Article 2410) **may save time and distance over the rhumb line track without leading the vessel into danger**.

## 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.

## What is a composite great circle sailing method?

**A method of sailing along the shortest route possible without crossing poleward of a specified latitude**. … This comprises two great circle routes, the first starting at the place of departure with its vertex on a limiting parallel of latitude.

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

Whenever ship sails on a east or west course, it is called parallel sailing. The distance travelled on this course along parallel of latitude **is equal to departure**. When ship sails along a rhumb line, it is called plane sailing. Rhumb line is a line on surface of earth which cut all meridians at same angle.

## 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 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.

**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.

## Why is it wise to use great circle sailing?

Great Circle Sailing is **used for long ocean passages**. For this purpose, the earth is considered a perfect spherical shape; therefore, the shortest distance between two points on its surface is the arc of the great circle containing two points.