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Old 27-10-2019, 21:10   #1
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Transat Jacques Vabray

Is anyone else following the Transat Jacques Vabray? I'm watching Hugo Boss climbing her way up in the standings. According to Alex Thomson they can do 30 knots in 18 knots of wind.
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Old 28-10-2019, 12:28   #2
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I am. Hugo Boss is a superb looking machine
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Old 28-10-2019, 13:55   #3
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Old 28-10-2019, 14:14   #4
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I'm going to be in Antigua in a few weeks. Maybe I'll see one of them
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Old 28-10-2019, 21:05   #5
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Oops, I wonder if Alex has made a mistake in heading to far west. He has slipped to 17th place in the IMOCA class and is way north of the pack.
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Not a mistake.
A low presure system on the axores will block them if they don't go around it on it's north side.
Then they will turn sout west.
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Old 29-10-2019, 06:42   #7
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Interesting comparing their courses with Windy predictions, Alex may get beam winds wed, Charal will be the one for him to beat.
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Re: Transat Jacques Vabray

I tried to find the tracking , but cant seem to . Where are you getting it
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Is anyone else following the Transat Jacques Vabray?
Yes, I am
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Not me I decided to watch the Jaques Varbre instead.
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Re: Transat Jacques Vabray

I know about the low but it seems to have moved a bit to the west or remained stationary. To go around it is very long distance and in the meantime they have fallen over 100 kn miles behind the leader. Will be interesting to see how it shakes out.
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Not me I decided to watch the Jaques Varbre instead.
Instead of the JACQUES VABRE...?

https://www.transatjacquesvabre.org/en/
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I tried to find the tracking , but cant seem to . Where are you getting it
The official link is here (wait for the ad and the page to reload): https://www.transatjacquesvabre.org/en/map-and-ranking
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The position reports are based on the great-circle distance of the boat to the finish line. So early on in the race this means not much, but better then nothing.
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You might find the Tracker from Hugo Boss is better because it has a different Weather overlay as well as some other tools.

https://www.alexthomsonracing.com/the-hub/race/

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