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    Re: Vestas Wind Grounding Report
    From: Tom Sult
    Date: 2015 Mar 11, 20:08 -0500
    Now the conversation will turn to how celestial navigation would've saved the day. Given that on that size boat at those speeds in those conditions a 2 mile fix would've been excellent it wouldn't have changed a thing. The only thing that would've changed a thing was knowing the Scholl was there. On some level this is one of those interesting six Sigma events. It's a really big ocean and a really tiny rock. I suppose one could argue that if doing celestial navigation one would've had paper charts and perhaps it would've been more obvious on paper then on electronics. Properly used electronics are clearly superior. The problem is they have to be used properly. One does not need to see the whole ocean. One needs to see a few hours ahead of your boat. That would've given a zoom level that would have easily showed the hazard. At 15 Knots speed a very small zoom will suffice. 

    Tom Sult, MD
    Author: JUST BE WELL
    justbewell.info

    On Mar 11, 2015, at 15:51, Jackson McDonald <NoReply_McDonald@fer3.com> wrote:

    Please find attached the complete report about the Vestas Winds grounding during the Volvo Ocean Race.

    The sections on navigation make for interesting reading.

     

    JMcD



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