1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A boat is moving with constact velocity -1 + 6j. Find the direction in which the boat is moving, giving your answer as a bearing. 3. The attempt at a solution http://img483.imageshack.us/img483/2457/bearintgsxk3.jpg [Broken] Alpha is the bearing I want right? In the mark scheme it says 351, its this because they take the bearing in an Anti Clockwise motion. The angle next to Alpha is 9 degrees by the way (rounded). However, I always thought you ALWAYS take bearings in a clockwise motion? Can someone please clear up my confusion? Bearing seems to be my main weak point in Mechanics, and the test is tommorow :|. Thanks in advance! P.S: If you're doing the velocity of A relative to B. You minus B from A?