Online Book: Navigation—Knowing Where It's At, Chapter 9 of 11

Do You Still Need Paper Charts?

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Can we dispense with paper charts? And if so, what primary electronic navigation systems and what backups do we need so that we can cross oceans and approach shores in less than ideal weather in a safe and seamanlike way with only electronic charts?


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John

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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