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  1. spencerogden

    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    Dey back from space
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    Transat Jacque Vabre 2019

    No comments on Apivia's tracker missing from the last sched...?
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Looks more like a gybe to stay in better pressure over the next 48 hours.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    My guess is they are both on port, but Alex in a W breeze while Armel is lifted in a light S breeze. And the transition hasn't happened yet! But great "luck" to claw back 600 miles to make this a race again.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Any suggestions on how to control an unfurled sail on deck? Or how to unfurl and refurl a sail down below single handed? No easy options.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    with the top three spread over 1000 miles, this is a race of attrition, survival game. Think of it this way, 130 mile delta after a month of racing is 1% difference in performance. That's tighter than plenty of 'round the buoy races, and just as tight as the marathon results at the Rio olympics. The America's Cup races in SF average 2-3% deltas. Even 1st to 3rd is only 8%. Yes, its hard to close gaps, but look at what JPD and Yann have down in the last few days. Yes, this race includes all of those elements of design and testing physical limits (both carbon and human), but it is definitely a _race_.
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Right, but what you really want is an asymmetric polar. If you have two files, you are routing either with foils or without. Ideally you would want to route with the foil on starboard tack, and without on port. It may be advantageous to extend further on the fast starboard tack, or sail a different angle on the injured port. The only way to do this is to have the routing also know that you are faster on starboard. I haven't seen these types of adjustments available in routing software. Interesting question indeed when you have situations like Comanche in the S2H figuring out strategy for 2/3rds of the race with out a port daggerboard.
  8. spencerogden

    Vendee Globe 2016?

    On the gis tracker. Is there a way to turn grid in when you're on a mobile?
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    Plus, you would need to change the rules for the class. All appendages are only allowed to move in one plain. Rudders are allowed to turn and flip up?
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    Vendee Globe 2016?

    To help in following along, here is an RSS feed of the Vendee DailyMotion channel. http://www.dailymotion.com/rss/user/VendeeGlobeTV