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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. Looks more like a gybe to stay in better pressure over the next 48 hours.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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_.
  5. 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.
  6. On the gis tracker. Is there a way to turn grid in when you're on a mobile?
  7. 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?
  8. To help in following along, here is an RSS feed of the Vendee DailyMotion channel. http://www.dailymotion.com/rss/user/VendeeGlobeTV
  9. I found the specs for the Shaw 7 here: http://www.shawyachtdesign.com/Sportsboats/Shaw-7/ The jib is 11 m2, so a good bit bigger than the 6.5 jib, and probably not something you want to hand with 2:1 and no fine tune. Seems pretty clear no one on this boat is using a winch!
  10. Question for folks familiar with the Shaw 7 or similar sized sportboats. What is the size of the Jib? I'm assuming there are no winches, how is the Jib sheet rigged?
  11. International Canoes on the Lake? Cool!
  12. Nic, great job being on the water at both ends and showing us what new broadcast tech can do. Perhaps something like Patreon https://www.patreon.com/would work for you, I'm sure with the excitement of the finish last night you could have had the some hits during your broadcast.
  13. huhh?...tracker shows Oats furthest east ...seem to have lost sailorgirl. There is a ghost tracker for Wild Oats 2012 Race. Wild Oats is next to Rags. Rambler an easy second. Comanche seems to have missed the last update.
  14. Tracker has a 4 knot Bsp advantage to Comanche over WOXI Comanche 19 knots Rambler 17 knots WOXI 14.8 knots