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    Re: Golden Globe Race Navigation
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2017 Jan 5, 04:53 -0800

    Bill,

    If weekly radio time checks can be performed then a good mechanical wrist watch or clock that is rated would work for CN purposes. The Golden Globe Race is an 8 month race so time checks made by radio ( SW, SSB or speaking a ship by VHF ) could become unavailable for many reasons. The quartz watch would be a very inexpensive safety option for continuing the race should the SW/SSB go down.  Something for the GGR racing committee to think about.

    Greg Rudzinski

    From: Bill Lionheart
    Date: 2017 Jan 5, 08:22 +0000

    Even after it has been fully serviced and calibrated is it going to
    get you plus or minus one second a day? Is it really better than a
    well chosen modern mechanical wristwatch? Wristwatches also  the
    advantage that they are strapped to the best thermal regulation system
    you have on the boat - your body.
    
    Golden Globe participants might  be thinking "is it worth spending
    hundreds of dollars on a chronometer so that I can get away with not
    checking the radio time signal some days?".
    
    Bill
       
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