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  1. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Probably not first to do it on trackers. I have seen similar approach even on B&G chart plotters. Nope, did not get reply from VOR. So I'll keep it for my personal usage.
  2. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Slow lane for Scallywag and AkzoNobel
  3. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Polars aren't same. But main difference is that I was not aware of new exclusion zone. Edit: added new exclusion zone
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    41. OUTSIDE HELP A boat shall not receive help from any outside source, except (d) unsolicited information from a disinterested source, which may be another boat in the same race. Looks OK for me
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Scallywag 17d 14h 30m 6308.9NM 14.93kts Dongfeng Race Team 17d 17h 18m 6406.2NM 15.06kts Vestas 11th Hour Racing 17d 19h 52m 6297.2NM 14.72kts Team AkzoNobel 17d 21h 06m 6413.3NM 14.95kts MAPFRE 17d 22h 36m 6232.4NM 14.47kts Team Brunel 18d 00h 45m 6281.1NM 14.51kts Turn The Tide on Plastic 18d 01h 39m 6265.8NM 14.45kts Distances sailed and average speeds, based on official tracker points. Vestas' track is not till the finish.
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

  7. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Losing mast is way better than MOB at night.
  9. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Really strange track. Different colors are for different speeds.
  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Had some free api credits and combined it with reports. Not worth standalone.
  11. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Some AIS magic
  12. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    True. I just made script ready to use. I'll post new numbers after finish.
  13. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    I measured distance sailed from official VOR tracks: Scallywag: 5239.3NM Vestas 11th Hour Racing: 5179.3NM Team AkzoNobel: 5214.6NM MAPFRE: 4986.1NM Team Brunel: 5001.8NM Turn The Tide on Plastic: 4966.5NM Dongfeng Race Team: 5092.6NM
  14. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Is there some kind of gate that boats need to sail through? I'll need to update my waypoints in routing if there is mistake in my side.
  15. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Track datapoints are 6min apart. If mob was 7min then two points are probably pretty close and not visible from this kind of interval.