by Wally Cross, Quantum Sails Detroit
My first Bayview Mackinac Race was 47 years ago with my father on his C&C 31. Our tools for navigation were a combination of paper charts and an RDF AM radio. My dad would ask me if the radio beeped three or four times because we used the beeps to determine where we were on the lake. It wasn’t perfect, but it was the best technology then.
Today we have all the information we could ever want available in an instant. A good Global Position System will determine your location within inches. GPS satellite navigation is perfect in all weather conditions. Another gr…
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