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drlmk


 - posted July 27, 2007 01:43 PM      Profile for drlmk           Edit/Delete Post 
In your sample logbook page, there is a column labeled AWS and one labeled AWA. I cannot figure out what these abbreviations might stand for. I'm sure it's something obvious, but I guess it's not obvious enough for me. Please fill in the blanks. Thanks.
From: Spokane
David Burch


 - posted July 27, 2007 04:28 PM      Profile for David Burch           Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry about that. It is in the online weather course glossary but was not in the coastal nav glossary. AWS = apparent wind speed and AWA = apprarent wind angle. I have added these to the online coastal nav course glossary... also don't feel bad about not recognizing them. These are abbreviations we use, but they are by no means universal or standard abbreviations.
From: Starpath, Seattle, WA
drlmk


 - posted July 30, 2007 08:43 AM      Profile for drlmk           Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks. As a sailor, I regularly note both the wind speed and direction, but I just hadn't seen those particular abbreviations.
From: Spokane


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