When the weather gods draw the curtains, the sailor gets peep eyes. If the view is limited to a few boat lengths, concentrated looking quickly turns into cramped and hypnotic bulling into the amorphous forms of the fog clouds.
One constantly thinks that one can make out any shadows from obstacles or other ships, which then suddenly dissolve into nothingness. Smells from the land immediately convey associations of closeness to the land. In a word: when it is foggy, the senses are at the highest alert.
The fog special in YACHT 19/2005 describes how to deal with the "gray horror". Well-known skippers describe their worst experiences and pass on their experiences.
In addition, you can learn more about the meteorological requirements for the formation of the various types of fog, such as evaporation, cooling or mixed fog.
The legislature also prescribes certain behavior for safe navigation and the appropriate handling of the opaque soup. This is also reported in detail in the new YACHT.
Issue 19/05, now available in newsagents.