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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    2 m down to 50 centimeters (margin) below nominal draft (keel not canted hanging down) basically they where following the 10 m contour on an ever changing (uncharted) seabed. Around midday that day the low high water in the middel of the isles was at ca. 13:00 which should add at most about 90 cm that day (moon on the other side of the earth) The sand is hard but the inclination very easy so minimal risk is sanding down paint. Biggest risk is being slowed down so much by dragging over the bottom that you can't overcome pressure to leeward from waves and wind. Before high water flood will push you up the beach ,the good then is depth will increase all the time.. after high water ebb would carry you off, the bad is depth is decreasing all the time. So they definitely where willing and ready (as they should) to offer the port dagger board. Always ready to hoist it up as first glance of dragging or striking, then heel the boat to lift the keel. I do advise to use a dutch side boarder with a (typical) flat 2 inch steel bottom on your first trials.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Ask Charles... or Bruno or watch that pricegiving again
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    actually current is running the other way already, which would explain why they stay out.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Not only that but port tack would have kept them in the better breese longer too. Obviously they haven't been sailing their home waters long enough.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Dongfeng enjoys delta V of well over 4 Kts, and the western boats still have to gybe till then they make as good as no progress towards NAM22..
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    30 miles to go let'say 2 and a half hour till finish need at least an hour lets call it 3 hour hover and an hour flight in and out don't expect a chopper before we're down to 10 miles or so and who should it cover anyway..?
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Its an ocean race, less gybes is better... boat speed is paramount.. the match racing should wait till they have Dong Feng covered.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Brunel and Mapfre feel they have Dongfeng in the bag and need more practice....... they better be right.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    systems tend to move west to east so the eastern boats now end up in what the western boats had earlier.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    yup. and Akzo will cover Mapfre...
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    My computer tells me DF will run out of gas before they can cross in front of Mapfre (At NAM22) , Brunel needs to find a couple of yards yet.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    No currents, boat position from 07:00 UTC...
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Tracker DTF and thus DTL now is almost perpendicular to the course to the sw corner of the TSS GER 1, use the ruler... or check back in an hour or so
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Vestas woken up and want a piece of the game too. DTF (the real one see expert twitters) divided by SOG speed over ground minus your caution should give you an idea. (wind is to stay above 10 kts through out)
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    IF Dongfeng (Charles) hits Den Helder (bad idea is main naval base of dutch navy ..) Charles can cut clear to NAM 22 (Katwijk mark) ca 50 miles to go. After Bouwe (Brunel) turns the corner (40 miles to go, no french navy in sight), he can cut to NAM 22 not quite (probably needs some gybes and needs to get rid of spanish chasers).