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MiddleAgesMan
01-24-2015, 01:15 PM
It took almost two months but the navigator who let Vestas hit the reef has been let go.

http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/8333_Team-Vestas-Wind-to-change-navigator.html

CK 17
01-24-2015, 01:34 PM
I understand the navigator, but why not the Captain? Shouldn't he have known about the reef too?

MiddleAgesMan
01-24-2015, 02:26 PM
Probably so but the skipper is nothing if not the perfect politician. I think this can be described as VOR politics.

Gerarddm
01-25-2015, 02:34 AM
Not too surprised.

bamamick
01-26-2015, 12:04 PM
Someone had to pay for a multi-million dollar boat on a reef, the recovery and the repair. Who else would it have been (unless the skipper over-rode a suggestion by the navigator).

Mickey Lake