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    It's a pretty silly question but what does a Days Run calculation consist of? I've have officers give me their opinion on what it requires but I'm still not sure.

    The reason I ask is that in the WBL navigation project it asks us to complete a number of days run calculations but state that "This is strictly not a Noon Report."

    Any suggestions?

  • #2
    I'm sorry but this seems at odds to me.

    It may be a bit hazy but when I was at sea a Days Run was the total distance covered in Nautical Miles from Noon of one day until Noon of the next day (Always on ships time) which takes into account any clock flogs.

    Or am I finally losing it? (No responses from Guinessman or Size4riggerboots will be taken into account!)

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    • #3
      I would have thought the Day's Run was also the noon-to-noon report. I did a few of them for my workbook, it shows distance run, average speed, eta, speed to reach destination at set time, etc. But if you are saying it isn't the Noon chit, well. Could they possibly be after a day's run of celestial observations?
      If this is so, you need to be taking star sights at twilight, morning+ evening, and combining them with sun sights during the day (local apparent noons, meridian passages). Perhaps a quick email to your training officer for clarification on what they want for this task is in order. That said, you have to do celestial for your workbook anyway, so maybe now is a good time to start?