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Old 14-09-2009, 05:46   #1
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Mini Transat Drama - Which Way?

Hi Everyone,

You might have noticed the Mini Transat race has been canceled and all 85 contestants are heading back to France (picture attached)!


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Old 14-09-2009, 05:55   #2
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Unbelievable ! One simply can't trust the French!

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Are you sure? I can't see it in the news.. Mini Transat race - Google News
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Mark, it's quite clear on the picture that they have all turned and are returning to France
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You might have noticed the Mini Transat race has been canceled and all 85 contestants are heading back to France (picture attached)!
Nice assertion without citation for validation of fact.

La Charente-Maritime / Bahia - Transat 6.50 - Classements et Positions 2009 is the live tracking URL - which you left out, but everyone can see for themselves that all is normal.
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Maybe they are all doing penalty 720's for rule infringement - need to be careful they don't get dizzy!
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pretty cool to see that there are at least 3 chicks out there!
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check the SIs

If you read the sailing instructions carefully, you'll see that the middle third of the course is to be sailed in reverse. (Which shouldn't be much harder than going to weather would be in one of those boats.)
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Mapping fault?

They all seem to be going nicely.

Maybe the tide turned?

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As you can see the tracking map is currently being settled. The problem comes from a mismatch of time reference (ndr, UTC and French time) between positions and vessel location on the map. We are currently working on the agreement of both information. Please forgive us.
Typical Froggies don't want to be reminded of UTC LOL
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I liked my explanation better.
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If you read the sailing instructions carefully, you'll see that the middle third of the course is to be sailed in reverse. (Which shouldn't be much harder than going to weather would be in one of those boats.)
Well about 1/3 the fleet did make an error and rounded the wrong mark Slip up for Mini Transat start
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Oui! This is what happens when the sailing instructions are printed in French.
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;-))))

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