Use of the RYA Chart Plotter to get Course to Steer

The following is a solution for exercise 4 q1 of the 2007 yachtmaster course. The first step is to create a new route. Here there are only two way points. I placed them in roughly the correct area and then used the edit way point tool  to enter the precise coordinates:

Next click the 'SIM' button to get the simulator. Check the 'Use Tides' box, click on tides and enter the tide set and rate.

Click on the routes tool then the plan tool. Complete the route plan wizard and check the 'use tides' box:

The route plan will then deliver the course to steer, compass true:

Here is the spreadsheet solution for this problem:

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