A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2019 Aug 22, 11:06 -0700
This vessel is presently visiting Sausalito, California (so I am told). Where do they store the sextant?
There's an interesting little note in the article regarding a rogue wave:
“I talked to the captain of the QE2 who went through a wave, and what happens is all the wheelhouse windows smash, they had four foot of water, you then lose all your instruments and they had no ability to control the boat, communicate or navigate.”
So you need backup navigation, right? Or on a vessel the size of this yacht, maybe just a complete, fully-equipped backup bridge! And on a mega-yacht, there are things more important than the electronics: