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Old 14-11-2012, 16:21   #31
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Re: Vendee Globe - the real race

http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/a...-canaries.html
Is this racing or what?
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Old 14-11-2012, 16:32   #32
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Re: Vendee Globe - the real race

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Anyone know what the entry fee is?
Funny!

I think that falls into the "if you have to ask ..." category!
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Another day, another damaged boat.

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"This afternoon whilst I was sailing without any problem the part that attaches the main sail into the halyard track broke. I can’t do anything until the weather improves and í can go up the mast to get the part and the main sail halyard back. Once I am back down it will just take me a few hours until I am back sailing again. The worst thing will be the 48 hours that I am going to lose. But this is a tough and long race and there is still a lot to be done".
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Re: Vendee Globe - the Real Race

How the hell can it be a proper race if it doesn't involve fishing and beer?!
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Re: Vendee Globe - the Real Race

Too bad tracker updates are so scarce. And there are no documentals. Sort of like the budget is more spread accross the fleet hence poorer comms and media. Disappointing indeed.

They will be getting out of the blow now and looking for the best pivot wpt to head towards the itcz.

BTW the thing about that 'halyard track' I do not quite get it. What track?

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How the hell can it be a proper race if it doesn't involve fishing and beer?!
That we know of...
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Re: Vendee Globe - the Real Race

Created a fresh optimized track this morning with start from Gabarts position at 10:00 UTC and finishing at the first ´portal´ at N 00° 48´00" W 24° 56´59"

Here seen in both OpenCPN as well as OruxMaps which also displays wind and boat info at the starting point as well as the first ´portal´,also available at each of the waypoints.

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Re: Vendee Globe - the Real Race

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BTW the thing about that 'halyard track' I do not quite get it. What track?
Don't forget we are talking translation here and an audience that for the most part doesn't understand boat speak.

Sounds like somethings wrong with his headboard.
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Too bad tracker updates are so scarce. And there are no documentals. Sort of like the budget is more spread accross the fleet hence poorer comms and media. Disappointing indeed.

They will be getting out of the blow now and looking for the best pivot wpt to head towards the itcz.

BTW the thing about that 'halyard track' I do not quite get it. What track?

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In the VOR, they had dedicated media person on each boat which made a HUGE difference. There was also a button that any crew could push and it would save the last 7 minutes or something off the back camera. Perhaps a similar system should have been done for these boats but it beams data back to a base.

One thing lacking in both races (atleast in their apps) is a good tour of the boats.
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Re: Vendee Globe - the Real Race

On the question of the day they explain why they release position data 5 times a day.

Bernard Stamm had the best run for the last 24 hours making 399.5 miles. That is averaging over 16 knots.
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On the question of the day they explain why they release position data 5 times a day.

Bernard Stamm had the best run for the last 24 hours making 399.5 miles. That is averaging over 16 knots.
Yes. I was thinking of this before too - when they have less feedback on what the actual conditions are doing for the others, they are more likely to spread out and shuffle.

I actually prefer this to the way the VOR was that we could see all boats in one pack most of the time.

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Re: Vendee Globe - the Real Race

Sam Davies has lost her mast. Now I have to pick someone else to cheer on...

The front runners are getting close to each other again with only 2nm distance between 1st and 2nd.
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Sam Davies has lost her mast. Now I have to pick someone else to cheer on...

The front runners are getting close to each other again with only 2nm distance between 1st and 2nd.
My guy is Mike Golding ... love to see him finally win one.
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I used a different browser, all is good now. I have been checking the past race stats and am pretty much blown away (no pun intended) with some of the 24 hour runs single handed. Either capable boats, or big brass ones.

Anyone know what the entry fee is?
The official documents indicate there is no entry fee. There is, however, a 20,000 euro deposit required that gets refunded back to the contestants.
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Re: Vendee Globe - the Real Race

As of 0300 utc Armel le Cleach on Banque Populaire has taken the lead with Bernard Stamm on Cheminees Poujoulat fighting for 2nd.
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