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  1. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Don't confuse me at this time of day - 4k at 1 LPH = 4K per Litre. 6K at 1.5 LPH = 4K per Litre so same distance travelled for same fuel used -- no I am getting too old for this shit. (we had aba cursers at school
  2. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Unless my math is wrong , it gets you no further than 6 knots at 1.5 LPH?
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I wonder what colour Peche's sails are now? The Harmatten is in full swing which, as a nice side effect, will reduce the chance of any hurricanes forming along Tomy's track.
  4. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I agree Harry, the boats doing this race are what you are allowed to use if you want to participate and probably nothing like what you would want to spend your money on outside that framework.
  5. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Mr Wiig appears to know what he is doing
  6. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Amazing if Peeche manages to squeak through here before going West, the doldrums where he is now look very narrow but this door will, I think, shut firmly behind him and the whole area between Senegal and CV will become motoring territory in 2 days time.
  7. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Maybe but I would want a surveyor to check it out, unless you are doing something like the GGR The first one did not turn up for the start of the GGR (well I saw no mention or pics of it) and hopefully the whole concept will fade away.
  8. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Complete with what sounds like a damaged mast / hull?
  9. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Nabil now safely in marina in Tenerife. So are my sums right, we now have 12 left in the main GGR?
  10. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    As accurate as the GRIBs they are using, if you look at the bottom right of a WINDTY screen you can choose which model you want (out of 2 or 3 that are freely available for your area of interest). I am not sure which one is displayed on the tracking page but it will probably be GFS or ECMWF. They are using data which are freely available for anyone to download however their rendition of those data is very good and intuitive.
  11. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Nice description from Don, I had a Hydrovane on my last boat and it was perfect, no experience with the servo types.
  12. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Just trying to remember the last VG, I think Alex went through the acceleration zone between Sao Vicente and Santo Antao (beautiful Island) having taken an inside route thus far but the rest of the fleet stayed outside.
  13. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    At the speed he can go with the current he will be going from side to side, good to see Stats has gone right now and will pass outside Sal .
  14. spyderpig

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I keep forgetting they can motor (anyone know how much fuel they are carrying?), the problem with being east is once through the Pot au Noir the winds are from the South.