Was 841 sometime after the start (boat on constant heading overnight), then 17 along upper African coast, getting up at night to check on the boat etc, now at 6-41 S, 28-43 W the boat is 282 making its way across the low. My novice
status shows, and I still have a lot to learn, including how to keep the time involvement down.
I believe the program measures straight distance through the gates to the Cape. for example. Pgen is still No. 1 along the coast in about 3.5 knots. That boat's progress down the coast was quite good for awhile and it looked for a time like the way to go (I certainly took the coast for the first part).
Now the weather
in the Southern Atlantic seems to be changing again and it's more difficult to determine a route
. I think you have to watch the changes and try to time it, but the boats seem like they're so slow. One wave of weather
after another goes over.
I don't mind the server going down. I think its pretty darn nice to be able to play this game
and I am willing to support it and better hardware
. I' m learning
quite a lot about this and I am very appreciative. Maitai has been a great help explaining things and getting me started, and I don't like hearing disparaging comments about this race
or how it is run. I happen to think these guys are pretty good and "above board" and I intend to learn from them. We're lucky the French allow Americans to join!
Good Luck all. The numbers are upside down because there is not a really good way to calculate the number quickly, it is just a guide anyway. As the race
strings out it will become more accurate.