July 11, 11:10 PM PST
MotionX-GPS Waypoint: Night falling, batteries not charging
[An entry logged from MotionX-GPS app on the iPhone, which sends out emails (the device is connected using the remaining power on the boat, Wi-Fi and an iridium backup sat phone.)- BL]
Philippe uses MotionX-GPS on the iPhone 3G and is sharing with you the following waypoint:
Pitch black night, pure feel sailing in 20+ knots. Crusty working fixing batteries now.
Name: Night falling, batteries not charging
Date: Jul 11, 2009 11:10 pm
Latitude: 23º 16' 58" N
Longitude: 151º 48' 20" W
Altitude: 0 ft
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Philippe Kahn founded Borland, invented the Camphone, and decodes human motion. He's also a fellow outdoorsman, splitting time skiing Tahoe and sailing in Santa Cruz. He'll share his Transpac 2009 sailing race with us live from the Pegasus Open 50. He and Richard Clarke set the race record for a double handed team in 2008 with a time of 7 days, 15 hours, 17 minutes and 50 seconds, besting all boats in overall time for that year.
[Previous Pegasus Sailing posts on Gizmodo, Pegasus]