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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    No! Gutted.
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    The barbs are TWD along the optimum course. A quick view of the wind tables shows Map in more pressure than Brunel for longer, at the mo'.
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    And the big picture. Same res and time steps as the previous. Btw, I ought to note that I have run all routing at 95% of Polars. Edit: I made a typo on Df. Corrected.
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Not going to be much sleep had in the next twenty hours or so
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    He is the real deal. Along with Mark Rudiger, RIP.
  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Interesting. The nav states about 10 days more sailing!
  7. Transpac 2017

    Very cool, Trevor. You guys had a much more exciting weather window than we did to get off the beach.
  8. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Almost identical!
  9. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Anyone know the brand of watch worn here:
  10. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Somebody wake Jack up. The first image is just for him. 36 hours out. These are based on the latest update. Euromodel, 3 hour steps, 0.5 res.
  11. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Yes, But, again it is somewhat random and where would you position it? I like seeing the overall big picture, even if everything after five days out is meaningless!
  12. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Unfortunately the routing algo does not work that way. One needs to have a goal to sail toward in order to get any meaningful results. If one runs 48 hr routing the software just pics the shortest distance with that pressure available, which results going in the wrong direction for the long term objective. You could introduce a random Wp along the route, but you still have to be looking at the ultimate objective, and position yourself for the most pressure vs distance travelled. See the image below. Red is 48 hours, yellow is 72 and blue is 120. It is immediately apparent that the blue route more closely represents the fastest route around the high pressure zone. Now, knowing that the blue route will yield the fastest time toward the goal, one can introduce the previously mentioned Wp along that route, or even build in no sail zones so that the team can keep the boat at the max VMC. But, it will always be a moving target and one that will keep the onboard Navs with their noses stuck to the screens as they input different Wp options. That's why they're making the big bucks. That's what I do when racing, but no one is paying me here, so I'm going to keep it simple and quick!
  13. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Oh. Hell.Yes!
  14. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Need to fly faster Evinrude!