Absolutely agree with that 100%
What I'm saying to the detractors of the GGR, is the problem here is not the skippers or boats. Its the Mad King Don changing the rules after the skippers have signed up to them. Its one thing signing up to a set of rules. Its another thing having them changed arbitrarily mid race. Worse, he appears to change them at times of crisis, i.e. bad storms bearing down on skippers. The skippers are prepared to handle adverse events by themselves, then he starts texting "go this way, don't go that way", causing major doubt to the skippers decision making, undermining their own confidence, and completely screwing the notion of 'solo' and the essence of the race. He's wrecked his own concept.
From the little I've seen I'd totally agree with that also.
No problem with no GPS or SSB. That's part of the challenge which they knew going in. You can get weather via a receiver only and it's not hard to plot. Sextants can be an arse but again just part of the game the skippers voluntarily signed up for.
It's a race for the DIY hardarses, not the lectronics jockeys.