Skipper Petra Kliba

Skipper Petra Kliba

Nautical Term:

swing the compass (v)


To sail carefully over eight or more planned courses in relation to fixed markings, and note the difference between the compass reading and the actual course. This is a practical method of determining the deviation of a compass, as in: "I always use ranges when swinging the compass."

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deviation (n) deviation card (n) variation (n)
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