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  Sailing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The "rules of the road" or International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) set forth by the International Maritime Organization are particularly relevant to sailors because of their limited maneuverability compared to powered vessels.
The IALA International Association of Lighthouse Authorities standards for lateral marks, lights, signals, and buoyage and various rules designed to support safe navigation.
The sport of Sailboat racing is governed by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), and the rules under which competitors race are the Racing Rules of Sailing, which can be found on the ISAF web site.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sailing   (5246 words)

  
 HighBeam Encyclopedia - buoy
The shape, color, number, and marking of the buoy are all significant, but unfortunately there are two competing systems of color coding which have been adopted in different parts of the world.
The International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) adopted a system in 1977 which uses red for the left-hand side of a channel returning from the sea and green for the right side.
Both systems use yellow to indicate special zones, such as fishing areas, anchorages, dredging operations, etc. Although the spar buoys (upright posts) used in northern latitudes are usually wooden, large buoys are generally made of steel or iron.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/b/buoy.asp   (362 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Navigation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-21)
The development of accurate systems for taking lines of position based on the measurement of stars and planets with the sextant allowed ships to navigate the open ocean without needing to see land marks.
Later developments included the placing of lighthouses and buoys close to shore to act a marine signposts identifying ambiguous features, highlighting hazards and pointing to safe channels for ships approaching some part of a coast after a long sea voyage.
The invention of the radio lead to radio beacons and radio direction finders providing accurate land-based fixes even hundreds of miles from shore.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Navigation   (2245 words)

  
 Warsaw_Minutes
Associates are those who are not CMs nor TC chairpersons but show interest in D2 activities.
ILV (International Lighting Vocabulary) is being revised and this TC is responsible for D2 terms.
IALA wishes to publish an international standard based on their previous document "Recommendations on the Determination of the Luminous Intensity of a Marine Aid-to-Navigation lights (1977)", and is requesting assistance from D2.
cie2.nist.gov /meetings/1999_Warsaw/Minutes99.htm   (13430 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Index
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
International Standard Identifier for Libraries and Related Organisations
International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers
encyclopedie-en.snyke.com /ndx/page_521.html   (32 words)

  
 Sailing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-21)
All sailors therefore should take precautions, and when engaged in publicly organised activities they must take certain precautions, as detailed by the authority which regulates the training or racing.
Sailors are expected to know the essentials of boating safety which include;
The rules of the road or International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea set forth by the International Maritime Organization are particularly relevant to sailors because of their limited maneuverability compared to powered vessels.
www.freedownloadsoft.com /info/sailing.html   (2529 words)

  
 Shipwrite Links
International Code of Signals Published by National Imagery and Mapping Agency
International Association of Lighthouse Authorities The governing body for lighthouses, buoys, and DGPS reference stations
The Northern Lighthouse Board--the general Lighthouse Authority for Scotland and the Isle of Man
www.shipwrite.bc.ca /Links.htm   (1818 words)

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