From the SI's:
33.1 A communications check will be conducted via satphone at 1335 each day from 27 December 2021. A selection of boats in the fleet will be called at random and are required to answer.
Would be interesting so see the call log! Did all yachts respond?
16. Celestial's installed VHF radio was located on the port bulkhead near the mast, with a repeated to the navigation station. The radio was new in 2021.
Would be interesting to know what brand of VHF.
I have had problems with wireless handsets loosing connection with the base station
Has the RC made public a list of the 12 yachts from which there were spurious PLB transmissions?
And were they contacted by satphone or vhf?
It took upto 25mins to make contact with some yachts, so that time frame is deemed OK....really?
Were there any 2 handed yachts among the 12?
In the facts found it states that all attempts by IB to contact Cel were on Ch16.
4. At approximately 23.58 the Race Committee contacted Ichi Ban by satellite phone because they were the nearest boat and within 7 to 10 nm from Celestial. The Race Committee requested Ichi Ban contact Celestial...