THE HISTORY OF NAVIGATION

Writing has started on a new book, this one to be called The History of Navigation. Surprisingly, whilst there are books that deal with certain aspects of the development of navigation through the ages there is no one complete book which is what we are now writing. It is a large subject and as always with a book I am looking for illustrations so if anyone out there has any photos, drawings or old charts that might work in the book I would love to hear from you. Full acknowledgement would be given in the book of course.

INQUEST

A new departure in expert witness work for us was to provide expert evidence at an inquest. The inquest was enquiring into a death caused by a collision between two jet skis on a small lake and this was a rare inquest with a jury. The expert evidence was a challenge because of course there was only evidence from one side of the collision and new evidence was brought up during my time in the witness box which can be challenging. The verdict was accidental death

WINCHESTER CROWN COURT

An expert witness job led to an appearance in Winchester Crown Court where a manslaughter trial was taking place. The case involved a collision between a yacht’s tender and the mother yacht and it was largely on my evidence and analysis of the video of the incident that the person charged was found not guilty.