What is a Predicted Log Competition? It is a time and navigation exercise to see how well you know your boat. As it’s name implies, it involves predicting how much time it will take you to get from Point A to Point B, taking into consideration currents, winds and other factors affecting your boat’s speed. Your actual results are then compared to your prediction, and the smallest deviation wins. It is open to both Sail and Power vessels. Whereas traditional Predicted Log contests only allowed a compass and tachometer for navigation our current rules allow all instruments aboard except anything showing or using time.
It is really a test of the skippers abilities and is fun for any guest that is abord also. If you have not tried this now is the time. Sign up on Regatta Network where the rules are explained. If you need further information please email Glen Mulock.