GPS Course Laying

Club course laying has varied greatly in its accuracy and timeliness over the years; sometimes problems are unavoidable given the position of St. Michael's Mount and the wind direction. However, the demands of our own and visiting sailors for higher and higher standards means that we as a club need to lay accurate courses on a timely basis.

Mount's Bay Sailing Club has had a very good reputation for Championship courses for many years. GPS has been in use by some of the course layers but this year the club plans to train all championship course layers in the use of GPS for course laying.

The Club's XS RIB is equiped with a fixed Garmin 158i and handheld GPS units are available for the other course laying boats.

Championship and club course layers may find the following documents useful in advance of the formal training course later in the year: