this episode, we hear from another member of the Afterguard, Peter Isler,
the boat's Navigator. Peter helped win the America's Cup as navigator aboard
Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes in 1987 and 1988. He's competed in every
America's Cup since. The Navigator's primary job is track the yacht's course
using the on-board computer. Linked into Global Positioning Satellites
(GPS), the computer constantly updates the boat's position in relation to
the course and its opponent. The navigator queries the computer using a
wireless, hand-held tablet and interacts with the Helmsman, Tactician, and
Strategist to keep the yacht racing as efficiently as possible.
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ORACLE Racing Crew video on Sail.TV.