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Old 10-11-2012, 06:46   #61
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Hello maitai,
When does VLM take the new windgribs.
Are there exact timemarks for this gribchange or as soon as a new grib is available?
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:53   #62
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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

In qtVlm you go grib->download from VLM, it shows the last 4 (you want to take only the last one), there is the time/date there (GMT), so you know at which time is the next one.

Care there is a temporary grib that appears more or less 1/2 hour before the complete one, containing only a few hours (12 I think). Fanatics are taking this grib to try to guess what has changed. This temporary grib is applied to VLM until the next "5-days" one is availaible (which will have the same 12 first hours). After around 1/2h more there is a grib with 8 days (grib->download), then 15mn later approx you can d/l a grib with saildocs (16 days). Of course 16 days forecast are a bit hmmm to be taken with care As is everything over 2 or 3 days.
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Rick? Where are you going, Irland?
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:59   #64
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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

Looks interesting,BUT,pity it is not possible to copy/download the tracks in .kml

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Old 10-11-2012, 08:11   #65
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Hi rgleason,
Where are you going?
You are loosing ground to the leading boats

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Old 10-11-2012, 11:42   #66
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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

The REAL race so far with latest report 14:00 - Bernhard Stamm from Switzerland is still the leader,doing 12 kn presently.

The qtVlm optimized route shows correct wind details but the polar used is based on a Sunmagic 44 which is of course a vastly slower boat so the boat speed is incorrect.

I will only show the leader as all position details has to be done manually.

Phillippe.. What listed polar should I use to approximate the boat types taking part in this race?

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:42   #67
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Gabart in the lead at 18:00

Going out for a while to my favourite beach bar for a caipirinha.

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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

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The REAL race so far with latest report 14:00 - Bernhard Stamm from Switzerland is still the leader,doing 12 kn presently.

The qtVlm optimized route shows correct wind details but the polar used is based on a Sunmagic 44 which is of course a vastly slower boat so the boat speed is incorrect.

I will only show the leader as all position details has to be done manually.

Phillippe.. What listed polar should I use to approximate the boat types taking part in this race?

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Use Imoca2008, you should have it and it's very close to real polars.
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Real boats position now available in Vlm. Go to boats->race settings and activate "Show real boats"
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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

This is a little bit more like the REAL thing with a more suitable polar..

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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

One boat collided with her chase/support boat and Safran believes he had hit something hard.

They had an easy start this year and will be out of Viscaya tomorrow!

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FYI you can unzip this http://www.virtual-winds.com/maitai/VDG_boatImg.zip in your qtVlm's img/boats directory, to show an image for each real boat.
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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

Safran is OUT!

Apparently her titanium keel foil snapped off.

Now, where is this titanium guy we have here at the forum???

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Re: VENDÉE GLOBE round the world race

maitai..
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Go to boats->race settings and activate "Show real boats"
I do´nt seem to have qtVlm boat setting you describe?
I have installed the latest version 4.8.2

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It's available only in VLM mode, and if you are registered to the race
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