A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Henry Halboth
Date: 2016 May 3, 01:00 -0400
Loïck Peyron, one of France’s greatest living sailors --- that is, one of the greatest sailors in a country where blue-water skippers are worshiped as national heros --- will attempt the Transat solo race using traditional meteorological and navigational methods.
He will, however, have AIS aboard for collision avoidance.
Peyron's latest adventure is a tribute to the late Eric Taberly, France's iconic ocean skipper who was lost at sea on a short passage to Ireland.
According to the article, Peyron plans to use “a sextant that’s custom-built for the trip by the last person in France making the devices.” I wonder who that is? The article contains a photo of Peyron at the nav station of Penduick II with what I presume to be the said sextant hanging in the background.
28° 21.1’ N
80° 43.5’ W