Tributes to lost Volvo Ocean Race yachtsman John Fisher - Tributes to lost Volvo Ocean Race yachtsman John Fisher 29 March 2018 Image copyright Volvo Ocean Race S.L.U.Image caption John Fisher 47 from Southampton went overboard 1400 miles west of Cape Horn Tributes have been paid…
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Telstar was unique in several respects, firstly at 25ft she was a small boat and had the driver and navigator standing in tandem in the slim hull, Secondly, most entrants even the outboard brigade relied on 2 engines, Telstar had 1 Turbocharged Daytona of 650hp. Thirdly, Don Shead designed her with a new drive system, the first of what some people have called a surface prop. Torquay to Cowes a total of 196 nautical miles!
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“You’re looking at a voyage that would take Hōkūleʻa from Hawaiʻi for three years. You’d be sailing for at least nautical miles. It would be by far the most dangerous thing we would ever consider doing as a voyaging family.
Bone sniffing dogs to hunt for aviator Amelia Earhardt and navigator
Earhart, who in 1932 became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean solo, and her navigator, Noonan (seen left with Earhart in this 1937 image), vanished while trying to find Howland Island, 1,700 nautical miles southwest of Honolulu
Plymouth based frigate HMS Portland played host to the trainee navigators who had to navigate complex passage plans close to navigational risks while travelling at high speed. During this Specialist Navigator course the students were forced to rely on old fashioned sextants and stop watches, instead of key navigational equipment. Over the course of two weeks, Portland sailed 3,000 nautical miles around the UK to challenge the students, visiting the Western Isles of Scotland, Northern…
A Chip Log, a Log Line Reel, and a Sand Glass | Penobscot Bay History Online. Used for measuring the speed of a vessel through the water. The chip is tossed, the sand glass turned, the line let out, and the number of knots in the line are counted until the sand glass empties. The number of knots that have passed is the speed of the vessel in knots or nautical miles per hour. This illustration is from Bowditch's New American Practical Navigator,1868, Plate VI.
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[Photo] Obersteurmann Helmut Klotzch of U-175 yelled for help after the submarine sank in the North Atlantic, 500 nautical miles WSW of Ireland, 17 Apr 1943
Obersteurmann Helmut Klotzch of yelled for help after the submarine sank in the North Atlantic, 500 nautical miles WSW of Ireland, 17 Apr 1943 (US National Archives)