The Concept

Peter Batterley sponsored this award.  We include here a copy of one of his cruising logs from 1986, when:

  • There was no Internet,  or World Wide Web
  • Nikon introduced the worlds first Digital SLR camera - everybody else used film, slide projectotrs, and nobody had thought of PowerPoint
  • Mobile telephones were rare, and not very mobile
  • The first IBM Personal Computer was invented 5 years previously (1981), and colour screens were new
  • The fastet Intel processor was the Intel 386, released the previous year
  • Decca was the best location system for yachts

We'll think of some more things to add !!