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The angular difference between the magnetic meridian and the geographic meridian at a particular location.

A shifting of the wind direction, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

1) Very High Frequency radio waves. 2) A radio that transmits in the VHF range. VHF radios are the most common communications radio carried on boats, but their range is limited to "line of sight" between the transmitting and receiving stations.

Vicarious stowaway
The name given to people following the At Sea voyage. The term was coined April 8, 1997, by Buddy D. Baker of Iola, Kansas.

A vicarious stowaway.

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