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    Re: 3 sights SR example - side remark
    From: Andrés Ruiz
    Date: 2017 Jul 3, 11:44 +0200
    Hello Herbert,

    after consulting in my French sailing club, yes nowadays the Directive has changed, and is necessary only in Spain, a Nautical Almanac and means for SR also.

    2017-06-30 16:08 GMT+02:00 Herbert Prinz <NoReply_HerbertPrinz@fer3.com>:


    I am amused by your comment

    >> depending on the navigation area is mandatory in the EU to have [a sextant] as a safety equipment <<

    Not a EU regulation. Yes, Spanish boats (and only those) must carry a sextant, and only if they go out farther than 60 nm. But there is no mandate to carry an almanac. So, what is this sextant for?

    By contrast, on a French boat one may opt either for a sextant or for a GPS when sailing en haute mer, which for that purpose already starts at six miles from the coast! Doesn't this seem to be a somewhat more realistic approach towards boat safety?

    Herbert Prinz

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