“COMANCHE” CHOPPED OVER A DAY OFF THE TRANSATLANTIC RACORD. GREAT BOAT, GREAT CREW, BUT REMARKABLE ROUTING FROM STAN HONEY
click: HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT
This is perhaps the most complete and interesting document. What jumps out at me is the part about digital charts. I have had a number of conversations over the last 10 years about the accuracy of digital charts. And the description of the consequences of a crash jybe. ( which is encouraged by the quick stop rescue system)
In the end an abundance of caution, which might be classified as seamanship.
Thanksgiving Day, the United States is taking pause, Banque Populaire V with Brian Thompson aboard left Ushant just over 2 days ago is already off the coast of Africa; just ahead of the present record holder Groupama, Stan Honey had been the navigator for that record setting passage
I sailed with Brian a couple of years ago in the middle sea race, on a monohull, slow compared to the 42-45 knots of boat speed Banque Populaire is reporting presently.