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DeepFrz 27-10-2019 21:10

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.

Flagman101 28-10-2019 12:28

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
I am. Hugo Boss is a superb looking machine

kevinof 28-10-2019 13:55

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
Incredible machines



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGeM...6dOf2mtwTPpZec

Flagman101 28-10-2019 14:14

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
I'm going to be in Antigua in a few weeks. Maybe I'll see one of them

DeepFrz 28-10-2019 21:05

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
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.

Flagman101 29-10-2019 05:48

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
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.

steamgoat 29-10-2019 06:42

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
Interesting comparing their courses with Windy predictions, Alex may get beam winds wed, Charal will be the one for him to beat.

admiralslater 29-10-2019 06:57

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
I tried to find the tracking , but cant seem to . Where are you getting it

jmh2002 29-10-2019 07:04

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DeepFrz (Post 3004693)
Is anyone else following the Transat Jacques Vabray?

Yes, I am :boat:

admiralslater 29-10-2019 09:25

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
Not me I decided to watch the Jaques Varbre instead.

DeepFrz 29-10-2019 09:43

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.

jmh2002 29-10-2019 10:12

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by admiralslater (Post 3005615)
Not me I decided to watch the Jaques Varbre instead.

Instead of the JACQUES VABRE...? :wink:

https://www.transatjacquesvabre.org/en/

jmh2002 29-10-2019 10:23

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by admiralslater (Post 3005535)
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

sailormed 29-10-2019 10:32

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
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.:banghead:

jmh2002 29-10-2019 10:44

Re: Transat Jacques Vabray
 
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/

https://i.imgur.com/k822Nj0.jpg


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