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A Breton plotter, also known as a Portland Course Plotter, is a navigational instrument used for nautical navigation with charts. It is a ruler with a rotating rose that enables to plot a course on charts, while aligning the North of the ruler with the North of the chart.
The Breton Plotter was invented by Captain Yvonnick Gueret, a Breton seaman who developed the plotter during his experiences teaching navigation. He was a commander in merchant vessels, served on small fishing boats, delivered private yachts and taught navigation. He later extended the use of the plotter to air navigation for small aircraft.
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