chapter  6
Special Functions for Route Planning
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The passage plan Before each voyage begins, the navigator should develop a detailed mental model of how the entire voyage is to proceed sequentially, from getting underway to mooring. This mental model will include charting courses, forecasting the weather and tides, checking Sailing Directions and Coast Pilots, and projecting the various future events – landfalls, narrow passages, and course changes – that will transpire during the voyage. This mental model becomes the standard by which he will measure progress toward the goal of a safe and efficient voyage, and it is manifested in a passage plan.