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Magnetic North varies from True North in many parts of the world. This is largely due to the 'make-up' of the local geography. For example, high levels of granite can make for significant variation.
Whatever the variation, this will change year-on-year. This change in variation is noted on the compass rose on your paper chart. Here, we talk you through how to calculate variation for any given year, using this information.
Knowing how and why it's important to keep a ship's log is important. This video talks you through the log of a Clipper Race yacht.
This is a video recording of our first monthly webinar broadcast on our Fierce Turtle Facebook page. We hold a webinar on the last Saturday of each month.
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Mark Burkes is a former Clipper Race Skipper, Round the World Crew, Clipper Training Skipper & jobbing RYA Yachtmaster Instructor (Ocean). He has over 200,000 miles logged.
Mark also writes professionally both online and offline and has written for Yachting World.
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