Crw Member on GBR7236 Rán
The navigator at his station
Every now and again our navigator will come down tocheck on his main screen which he fixes on thewindward side - always keeping the weight on thewindward side! When we change direction, he takes thescreen to the other side which has become the windwardside. On the screen he has the information of thecourse, where we should and should not go, what windwe should expect to find on the way, what the weatherwill be, how much distance to the next mark etc. Hethen communicates regularly with the team on deck,principally with the tactician but also with thehelmsman. When he is not below, he is on the rail witheveryone else and has a portable little tablet. Hewould of course always get involved in the manoeuvreson deck, changing the sails, grinding to trim the mainor the sails. He has a unique role on-board and hiswork is demanding just before the race and during therace to best interpret the data he has collated tohelp the team race in an optimised way.