The 34-year-old skipper David Carlin brutally learned how to trust the new technologies without limit. Driving solely on navigation directions on the iPad ended up sinking his historic boat.
It is often said that the driver, who over-trusted his navigation, ended up in complete desolation, or in a spectacular way destroyed his car by falling into the lake or down the stairs. It turns out that the same principle also applies to boats, which was very painfully convinced 34-year-old British David Carlin.
His 15-meter long wooden peg of Peggotts from World War II did not even have a compass, so when he traveled to Gothenburg he decided to use the iPad navigation. Unfortunately, it did not occur to him that far from terrestrial transmitters, tablet navigation software might not work well. As a result, he unconsciously influenced the busy communication route and was plagued by a huge transport.