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Can I get some clarification?
I just finished reading Adam Mayers' Sea Of Dreams - about the 2002 Around Alone race.
I found it to be a good read, and it got quite gripping once he started describing going around the Horn.
One thing that put me off a bit was Mayers' constant use of the phrase, 'knots per hour' in reference to boat speed.
I noticed the same phrase in a recently posted newspaper article about the Vendée Globe race.
Doesn't the term 'knot' mean 'nautical miles per hour'? If so, why would one say, 'knots per hour'? It seems redundant.
Am I wrong in this?
Unfortunately that little technicality made me question any other technical information that Mayers wrote in his book.
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Visualize the vastness of the oceans; the infinity of the heavens; the fickleness of the wind; the artistry of the craft and the frailty of the sailor. The oneness that may be achieved through the harmony of these things may lead one to enlightenment. - Flying Welshman