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    French Sailing Legend Ditching Modern Tech
    From: Jackson McDonald
    Date: 2016 May 2, 18:32 +0000

    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.


    By Noah Davis (Bloomberg) — Loïck Peyron will spend the next month crossing the Atlantic Ocean, something he has done several times before. But this time, he will never be exactly sure of his position. He’ll rely only on the same devices that sailors hundreds of years ago used to steer their ships. The 56-year-old …



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