Nettie Vd Valk Ryan Hope Ross Ben Jelic Paul Soons Piet Kabriet Benoit Meesemaecker
Louis De Saint-Louis
Video by Ryan Hope Ross on their Melges 32.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxtVEAtYh3w&feature=youtu.be
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker.. .
“When we went past there we actually said how easy it would be to hit it at night...... very difficult to see it with the electronic charts, and of course at night you wouldn’t see it at all.”......
Dongfeng skipper Charles Caudrelier.......
it’s actually pretty hard to find. In fact, to see it on our electronic charts, you have to zoom right in on top of it........ But how and why would you zoom into it if you don’t know it’s there in the first place?... So whilst we don’t know exactly what happened on Vestas, we can imagine how it happened.”
Marine industry consultant and professional navigator Campbell Field provides his opinion on the incident…....
“I don’t know 100% about other software packages, but Expedition routing can route freely (i.e. with no obstacles) or can be constrained by charts, or your own marks, or your own prohibited zones. Plenty of optimal route outputs run where you would have to put the wheels down.
Back to the Carieb.... Later that night.. going home.. torrential rains .. very wet..