There was a lot of post-event beach discussion this year about what level of support is "proper" from a shore contact, and I would like to see this discussed more fully. The rules state that no material assistance can be provided, but what about transmitting a full GPS route? What about a waypoint? This may be a moot point, since none of this is enforceable, and a prepared team will have all of this ready long before race day, but having some guidelines would help.
Technology and cell coverage has advanced to the point that considerable navigation assistance can be provided while enroute. For example, if a team navigates via a phone app, then route files can be sent to them on the course, allowing navigaton of a a detailed route that wasn't known to them before the race started.
IMO your shore contact, over the phone, can provide you with emotional support, basic weather information, and general information on the whereabouts of your closest competitors (even though I would actually prefer that each competitor was in the "dark" about this until they reach the checkpoint and read the logs).
I believe that shore contacts, except for providing basic information, should not be directing a team's navigation including sending GPS routes, waypoint or other navigation information (except in an emergency/safety situation where there are no restrictions).
What's your take?