Navigation and Communication

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Race tracking and talking

Race tracking and talking

For race committees and family and friends on shore, tracking and communicating with boats in an ocean race has certainly evolved. It the past, boats would leave soundings and largely disappear until reaching the finish line

September 2012
Still holding its own

Still holding its own

HF radio continues to enjoy a dominant position in offshore communications within the cruising community.

July/August 2012
Professional radar, poor visibility

Professional radar, poor visibility

Voyagers usually over estimate big ships’ ability to detect recreational boats on radar

January/February 2012
Voyaging communications report: Carina

Voyaging communications report: Carina

Efficient communications have been essential for the management of our cruise and to maintain our safety

November/December 2011
Communications convergence

Communications convergence

Chartplotters have morphed into multifunction displays (MFDs) and become veritable command centers for the whole boat in a process called “convergence”

November/December 2011
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