When compared to a paper chart, a pair of dividers and dead reckoning, a chartplotter can seem like a minor miracle – particularly on a wet, windy night in close proximity to a lee shore. Accurate knowledge of the boat’s position can be a lifesaver and since the introduction of GPS, digital charts and chartplotters it’s something that many sailors have come to take for granted.
To those new to the technology, the primary function of chart plotting really sells itself – who wouldn’t want to know exactly where they are in relation to the hazards all around them? The equipment is now capable of so much more than that though, particularly in the hands of a company like B&G with a decades long pedigree in sail boat racing.
The data provided by a B&G chartplotter means something: the calculations derive from a race winning heritage that can benefit any sailor, no matter what they are doing or where they are going. B&G engineers have worked long and hard to provide the tools to make the numbers accurate, because the world's top sailors won’t accept anything else.