navigateur de plaisance à la table à carte

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by chocolate_teapot, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. chocolate_teapot Senior Member

    British English
    I am translating a text about users of geopositioning. There is an example of a pilot and then this:

    navigateur de plaisance à la table à carte de son voilier (si tant est que la table à carte subsiste dans les futurs carrés des voiliers)

    So someone using a map on his boat? 'navigateur de plaisance' I really do not understand.

    I also can't work out table à carte.

    Many thanks for your help!
     
  2. Zone

    Zone Senior Member

    France, French
    Hi chocolate-teapot

    Your sentence sounds like a caption for a picture. "Table à carte" is "chart table" i.e. the table where you examine charts.

    "yachstman at the chart table of his yacht (assuming chart tables still exist in the wardrooms of future yachts.)
     
  3. chocolate_teapot Senior Member

    British English
    Thanks.

    As for navigateur, I found a website with an explanation of navigation de plaisance and it seems to be people sailing for fun...so an amateur sailor?
     
  4. Zone

    Zone Senior Member

    France, French
    "yachtsman" is the proper term for this.

    source:GDT
     

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