Ocean Navigator - March-April 2019

Missing sailor reappears

Renowned British yachtsman Robin Davie has arrived safely in England after a roundabout voyage from Les Sables d’Olonne, France, to Falmouth that caused him to arrive four days later than expected.

‘Remote’ is a relative term

Great Barrier Island, New Zealand, is only 50 to 60 nautical miles offshore of Auckland — a dense and populated place by most standards — yet the island truly feels a world apart from that big city.

In search of abundant energy

Years ago when I was researching and writing the first edition of my book, Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual, I spent a great deal of time studying ways to make electrical systems more powerful and reliable.