Man is not lost

With GPS so reliable, it’s easy to become complacent in fog. Looking for Chichester Bar beacon, for example? Just bung in a waypoint and hit ‘GoTo’, we think. The trouble is, the beacon was moved last year and the chart found on a recent charter boat didn’t show it in the new position. Not to be too polite, it was dangerously out of date. Updating a modest folio of charts is easy these days.

No more waiting for the Notices to Mariners to arrive, then ploughing through pages of stuff about Singapore. Just go to, click on the sort of charts you’re using, and choose the ones you want. No more blundering in the dark!