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Position stones on the radial lines of degrees where they intersect the concentric circles in the compass.
Place the stones, one at a time, building on those already on the board to complete and/or block new point-winning rhumb lines.
Rhumb Line is shareware - which means you may download the game, install and play it, but some features will be unavailable.
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For any pair of rhumb lines, there are three possible intersection conditions: the lines are identical, they intersect once, or they do not intersect at all (except at the poles, where all non-equatorial rhumb lines meet - this is not considered an intersection).
Rhumb line notation consists of a point on the line and the constant azimuth of the line.
Rhumb lines are specifically helpful in navigation because they represent lines of constant heading, whereas great circles have, in general, continuously changing heading.
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  Rhumb line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In navigation, a rhumb line (or loxodrome) is a line crossing all meridians at the same angle, i.e.
The pole-to-pole length of a rhumb line is (assuming a perfect sphere) the length of the meridian divided by the cosine of the bearing away from true north.
Rhumb lines are not defined at the poles.
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 Method and apparatus for plotting boat's position to rhumb line when tacking - Patent 5264682
At least one of the grid lines is parallel to the indicator and at least one of the plurality of grid lines is perpendicular to the direction of travel indicator.
Disposed on rhumb line 34 at one end is a start point 36 indicating start position of the boat and an arrow 37 that aligns with compass rose 32 on disk member 18 to indicate the direction of rhumb line 34.
Next, the rhumb line angle is adjusted to an effective rhumb line by adjusting the angle of arrow 37 on rhumb line 34 so as to line up with the horizontal grid line 24 that intersects the number on drift line 29 corresponding to the drift distance at the enc of the course.
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 Pilot's Web The Aviators' Journal - Direction and Distance
Since the lines of longitude are approximately parallel, a straight line would be a line that crosses all the lines of longitude at the same angle.
A rhumb line is a line on the surface of Earth which cross every meridian (line of longitude) at the same angle.
Since the great circle is not a straight line and therefore difficult to follow, it is divided into a sequence of shorter rhumb lines segments.
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 Mercator projection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All lines of constant bearing (rhumb lines or loxodromes), i.
The two properties, conformality and straight rhumb lines, makes this projection uniquely suited to marine navigation: courses and bearings are measured using wind-roses or protractors, and the corresponding directions are easily transferred from point to point, on the map, with the help of a parallel ruler or a pair of navigational squares.
Although the method of construction is not explained by the author, Mercator probably used a graphical method, transferring some rhumb lines previously plotted on a globe to a square graticule, and then adjusting the spacing between parallels so that those lines became straight and make the same angle with the meridians as in the globe.
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Plaats om de beurt een steen op het bord, en probeer rhumb lines te bouwen of blokkeren.
Plaats de stenen een per een, en bouw verder op de stenen die al op het bord liggen, om zo nieuwe rhumb lines te bouwen of andere te blokkeren.
Het is, eenmaal het spel bezig is, mogelijk dat je verschillende combinaties vervolledigt met één enkele zet.
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I continue to leave the Rhumb Line explanation posted here because some search engines are aimed at that name, and it is also left here just to satisfy the curiosity of some individuals.
A Rhumb Line, by definition, is “a curve on the surface of a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle—the path taken by a ship which maintains a constant course”.
The “Rhumb Line” may or may not have been a good choice, but the club didn’t choose it, I did, and I accept full responsibility for any confusion that it may have caused.
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 Rhumbline Racing, one of Vancouver's most active and competitive year-round amateur sailing programs.
VARC - Vancouver Area Racing Council - the governeing body responsible for west coast racing, on behalf of all racing clubs and participants, recognized Rumb Line co-owner Heather Wylie, with an award for "outstanding committment to sailing" by a voluneer for her service and dedication as race registar for 2003.
Completing a full sweep of the podium, Rhumbline skipper Gordon Wylie was similarily recognized for his outstanding contribution and volunteer efforts, and presented an award on behalf of the members at the Tiddley Cove Yacht Club.
Rhumb Line cast and crews they prep the boat for Swiftsure 2003.
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 rhumb line - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Line (geometry), a series of adjacent points that extends to infinity in two directions.
Although the word line can be used to refer to any stroke...
- imaginary geometric line: an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth intersecting all meridians at the same angle
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 Mapping Applications (Mapping Toolbox)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Surprisingly, very few rhumb line track legs are required to closely approximate the distance of the great circle path.
Although the rhumb line path is only a little more than 2% longer, this is an additional 72 miles over the course of the trip.
If just three rhumb line segments are used to approximate the great circle, the total distance of the trip is 3,147 nautical miles.
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 Rhumb Lines
The word "rhumb" (or sometimes rumb and it is the same in French though not very well known) comes from the name of angle measurement representing the "point" on the old fashioned compass cards.
There are 32 "rhumbs" in 360 degrees, hence a rhumb is 11 1/4 degrees.
When sailing along a rhumb line at a particular bearing, B, the change of latitude is simple to calculate, if L is the distance travelled, then L.COS(B) is the change in latitude (remember the sign convention: if COS(B) is negative, the change is southerly, if positive, northerly).
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 2008 Newport to Bermuda Race   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In late August (Panel A) this feature is approaching the Rhumb Line (New York-Bermuda) from the east and does little to perturb the general westerly flow found near 71W 38N.
A week later, in early September (Panel B) the western margin of the ring is in full contact with the Rhumb Line resulting in north to northeasterly flows (consistent with the expected clockwise rotation) with speeds approaching 2 kts.
Given that the typical ring migration rate is approximately 2.5 nm/d, this decrease in speed indicates that the width of the high velocity region is on the order of 15 to 30nm, a value similar to that observed in many warm core rings.
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 2008 Newport to Bermuda Race   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When last examined on February 16th, the Rhumb Line in the region of the Gulf Stream passed through a warm core ring north of the Stream, a meander in the main body, and a cold core ring south of the Stream.
The spread of warm water is particularly evident to the east of the Rhumb Line extending from the north wall to the vicinity of the warm core ring.
Applied to the situation shown in the satellite image this rule indicates that flows along and across much of the Rhumb Line within 40-60nm of the Stream will be northerly-consistent with the behavior expected in a region along the western side of clockwise rotating warm core ring.
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 Kennebunkport, Maine Resort Lodging - Rhumb Line Resort Hotel
Rhumb Line Resort Hotel - Kennebunkport, Maine Southern Maine Coast
The Rhumb Line Resort is a AAA 3 Diamond rated resort hotel nestled in a quiet, scenic, four-acre wooded setting, less than a mile from President Bush's Summer White House (Walkers Point).
From our location, you are a short walk to a picturesque coastal, pebble beach and a short drive to the beautiful sandy beaches that make Kennebunkport, Maine so inviting.
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 Rhumb Line Board Game- Buy/Read Reviews
You score points for making a row of 4 stones either in a radius (a straight line from center to edge), arc (in a curved line around the center) or in a spiral (a winding line from center to edge).
The Rhumb Line board game is so fast and simple that it's hard to tell who should NOT buy it.
Rhumb Line will fit into your game closet for lots of reasons: it's compact size, it's reasonable price, and the fact that gamers of all styles and ages can play a quick challenging strategy game.
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 FanFiction.Net : Dictionary & Thesaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
See Rhomb.] (Navigation) A line which crosses successive meridians at a constant angle; -- called also rhumb line, and loxodromic curve.
[1913 Webster] To sail on a rhumb, to sail continuously on one course, following a rhumb line.
[1913 Webster] From WordNet (r) 2.0 (August 2003) : rhumb line n : a line on a sphere that cuts all meridians at the same angle; the path taken by a ship or plane that maintains a constant compass direction [syn: rhumb, loxodrome]
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 SPHERE (Gr. vclsa?pa, ... - Online Information article about SPHERE (Gr. vclsa?pa, ...
line through the centre and intersecting the sphere is a " diameter." All sections of the The surfaces formed by revolving a circle about any chord also received See also:
cone." A spherical sector " and " spherical cone " may be also regarded as the solids of revolution of a circular sector about one of its bounding radii, and about any other line through the vertex respectively.
common circle is x2 + y2 + z2±2Ax + D = o, in which A varies from sphere to sphere, and D is constant for all the spheres, the plane ye being the plane of intersection, and the axis of x the line of centres.
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 Rhumb Line and Great Circle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A rhumb line or loxodrome is identified as a constant compass oriention between any two point locations.
The situation as shown is reversed on The Mercator Chart where it is the rhumb which is the straight line and the great circle arc the curved line.
As the rotation proceeds the distance between the "curved" (curved only due to the arrangement of the graticle) rhumb and the straight great circle arc shortens until voila they are juxtaposed and both are straight lines.
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 Rhumb Line Resort - Kennebunkport, Maine Hotel Resort Lodging
Rhumb Line Resort - Hotel Lodging in Kennebunkport, Maine Southern Maine Coast
The Rhumb Line Resort is perfect for couples and families.
We are Kennebunkport’s only hotel resort featuring indoor and outdoor heated pools, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and spas, sauna and fitness center.
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 Rhumb Line Resort Specials - Kennebunkport, Maine Lodging
Rhumb Line Resort Specials - Kennebunkport, Maine Lodging
Rhumb Line Resort Specials - Kennebunkport, Maine Lodging Specials
Rhumb Line Gift Certificates make a perfect gift.
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 MarinePlanner.com Rhumb Line Calculator
This application calculates the rhumb lines between any two points and the initial course needed to reach your destination.
Enter a city, airport, navaid, waypoint, fix, or lat and lon to designate the departure or destination, and the lattitude and longitude will be calculated along with the distance and initial point.
If you enter a distance from the point of origin, an intermediate point will be calculated on the rhumb line as well.
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 Info about Rhumb Line
Rhumb Line is an abstract strategy board game that is easy to get into.
There is an oddity at the end of Rhumb Line & players remove one of their pieces and, on their next turn, place it somewhere else on the board.
Due to the curvature of the earth, the shortest distance between 2 points is no more & no less than the nautical term & Rhumb Line.
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 Amazon.com: rhumb   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection by Mark Monmonier (Hardcover - Oct 1, 2004)
Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection.(Book review): An article from: The Geographical Review by Brooks C. Pearson (April 1, 2005)
and a pattern of twelve rhumb lines (later expanded to sixteen)...
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 Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I'm sure you talked about the fact that, although the shortest line between New York and London is a straight line, you'd have to tunnel far below the surface of the earth to travel along it.
They can't both be the shortest route - and in fact neither of them is. The line you made on the Mercator map is a rhumb line.
A rhumb line is not the shortest distance in any sense except on a Mercator map, but it is very useful.
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 Best free rhumb line downloads. Original 2-player strategy game. Observation, placement on a compass rose board. 2D 3D ...
Rhumb Line, original 2-player strategy game of observation and placement on a compass rose board.
Officer yellow and Sailor blue stones are placed, one at a time, building and/or blocking point-scoring rhumb line combinations.
The object is to out-navigate the opposition and score the most points to rule the waves.
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 Rhumb line sailing   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A line which maintains the same angle with respect to true north, (it also maintains the same angle crossing all meridians) is called a rhumb line.
When traveling along a rhumb line it would appear (over a short distance) that you were traveling in a straight line, but the path is actually a curve, and if extended it will eventually spiral in on the North or South pole.
The graphical Mercator sailing involves plotting your location and destination on a Mercator chart or Mercator plotting sheet, drawing a line between the positions and then measuring with a protractor to determine the course angle.
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 Rhumb Line Software: Rhumb Line, Paraben's 5 in-a-line, 2D/3D Line Graph Software, ...
The object of the game is to line up five or more marbles in a line (horizontally, vertically or diagonally).
After line count is completed, you can: view line count results on the screen; print line count results; export line count results into Text, HTML, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Rich Text Format.
VB Builder is a VB 5/6 Add-In that creates line numbered versions of your VB program so that you can use the VB error line function (erl) in your error handling code.
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