Archive for January, 2011

Satellite phone vs HF radio

Friday, January 21st, 2011

The skipper of the line honours winner of the recent Sydney-Hobart yacht race believes that the race’s officials should “move with the times” and accept communications by satellite phone as standard. But how can race officials be expected to handle calls for 80 or more yachts?

Two of my recent newsletters have discussed why I believe that HF radio communications should continue to be used in offshore yacht racing:

1. Communication on the water – or is it?

2. More on satellite phones

What do you think? Please join the debate by leaving your comments.