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Old 09-01-2019, 13:13   #1066
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284 miles between the two leaders.

Currently, Slat's speed is 5.7 knots with a heading of 349 degrees. JLVDh is 1.8 knots with heading of 68 degrees.

Just over 2000 miles to go.
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Old 09-01-2019, 14:38   #1067
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I dunno, Thom,

That's on order of gaining 20-25 miles per day, assuming 145 n. mi. 24 hr. runs, that would take some interesting conditions. Although the doldrums and north Atlantic storms may slow things more. The thing is, the men and some of the equipment may be getting pretty tired....

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Right Ann, I couldn't imagine how tired they are, but it appears to me as an amateur one time sailboat racer that JLVDH is headed East to cover his opponent which is basic sailboat racing. Get between your opponent and the mark or finish line

His (their) course is just a big bigger!
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Right Ann, I couldn't imagine how tired they are, but it appears to me as an amateur one time sailboat racer that JLVDH is headed East to cover his opponent which is basic sailboat racing. Get between your opponent and the mark or finish line

His (their) course is just a big bigger!
With a crippled rig which perhaps prevents him from sailing the boat hard, I'd suspect traditional tactics (which suppose reasonably similar speed potentials) don't apply too well.

Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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With a crippled rig which perhaps prevents him from sailing the boat hard, I'd suspect traditional tactics (which suppose reasonably similar speed potentials) don't apply too well.

Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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In the light air JLVDH is in, his rig strength shouldn't matter.

He just needs to get between his opponent and the finish line. He's sailed a few thousand miles with his crippled rig.

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Looks like JLVDH has tacked back over and is now on a heading of 342 at a speed of 2.2 knots while Slats is on a heading of 355 degrees at a speed of 5.7 knots.

270 miles separates them at this time
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If Slats wins this due to the penalties imposed on VdH it will be a hollow victory.....

I would have thought VdH having to sort out his rig issues in the SopPac before carrying on in the race was penalty enough...

What was his crime... phoning his missus????
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How does phoning home compare with an unknown number of participants getting confimation of GPS positions via HF radio....

Let he who is without sin ... etc.....
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How does phoning home compare with an unknown number of participants getting confimation of GPS positions via HF radio....

Let he who is without sin ... etc.....
Yep, it will be interesting to see how the kinda idiosyncratic promoter of the race deals with this conundrum. Will it be a mini America's cup race, decided in the courtroom (metaphorically speaking)?

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Regardless of all the rules, it would be fun to see the first two boats make a race out of it from here on in......
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Looking at his track Taipo seems to have made a detour to Susie's last position. Does anyone know why and if this is just a complete coincidence?
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190nm
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185 nautical mile separation
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Vdh in a way better position, though, with better wind. Will be close!
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117 miles separates the leaders now with JLVDH presently on a heading of 321 degrees. (possibly going for leverage and better wind)

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