Three point fix and bearing and depth fix – DS & YM
Check your knowledge of the basics using this quick self-marking test.
Using a handbearing compass
Which of these will effect your handbearing compass?
All of the above
3 Point Fixes
When picking three objects to take bearings of, how do you pick them? (pick two options)
Two at near right angles and the third cutting through the middle.
Two at near 180 degrees from each other and the third cutting through the middle.
Any house or object on the land.
Three charted objects on the chart that can be clearly identified in reality.
In which order do you take the bearings?
The bearings nearest the bow or stern first and nearest the beam last.
The bearings nearest the beam first and nearest the bow or stern last.
The bearing nearest the bow first and work back to the stern.
You are most likely to get a “cocked hat” or triangle where your bearings lines cross. In general where should you assume you are?
In the middle.
At the corner nearest danger.
What is a transit lines?
A bearing from one charted object.
The lining up of two charted object.
How much did you understand?
How do you feel about this topic?
What questions do you have about this topic before the next session?
At which RYA Centre are you studying?
Penzance Sailing Club
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