True vs Magnetic

How many sailors can still remember how to calculate True heading from your Magnetic heading?

An old mnemonic taught to me by an old sailor still comes to mind:  True Virgins Make Dull Companions, Add Whiskey.  This is sound advice for more that just sailing, but at least most Sailors whom studied at Good Hope Sailing Academy  can still remember and apply to navigation.


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