littlechay

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  1. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    160L I think... chugging along they might us 1.5L/h so roughly 100 hours of motoring. I don't think they'll be keen on using it up yet.
  2. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    This is how the doldrums are sitting Friday (NZ time) so west will pay eventually, as statistically it should.
  3. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Reading the GGR press on the winners and loosers it says With not wind vane going back upwind makes the most sense. You can balance pretty much any boat of this type to sail upwind without self steering, downwind is much more tricky.
  4. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The hole is opening. Following three images show boat positions and Wx at 0800 NZ time today 17th, then plus 24 hours and plus 48 hours. I dropped a couple of dividers showing very approximate daily runs ... both over optimistic Using the Predict Wind GRIB based on Euro model.
  5. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Yes thanks. I'll do some work on that later in the week and plug it into expedition
  6. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Slats, straight lining and closing down Peche - 10 or so miles in it now.
  7. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    No such list. Good range of wind vane gear represented. Hydrovane, Monitor, Beaufort, Windpilot, and Aries. They all work. Also look at Flemming and Cape Horn. Not sure if they all still available new, but you can pick them up second-hand for a good price. I'm an Aries fan.
  8. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Yes been there .... Well it was a rainy Sunday afternoon and I was bored Actually thought it would be fun to run polars on the fleet in Expedition and see how the modeled world matched the real world who have no idea what the modeled world is saying !!!
  9. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Setting up the race in Expedition. Anybody got polars for any of the boats? The Rustlers in particular.. Appreciate that these are somewhat modified but standard polars will be a start.
  10. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Hmmm He was around a hour from grounding at the last update so unless he has changed course he will be on the bricks now!
  11. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Simple answer is no, there is no place. Here is some artwork http://www.voilesetvoiliers.com/course-regate/croquis-de-famille-pour-la-noce-au-long-cours/ Some of the skippers have websites of varying usefulness, some have been posted above in this thread. Some have facebook pages Google with skippers name that you are interested in and GGR or Golden Globe usually produces results. If you do find a place please share
  12. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    That's the one. Heard good reports but not seen one. Looking at it I get the feeling for this type of boat and event that it may do a better job than the W&S..
  13. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    30 G 40 DW in these boats should not be any kind of problem nor should it be boat breaking. They'll easily achieve hull speed with working jib and some main to help control the roll. It is the sort of conditions where they will rack up consistent miles, fishing might even be good as they'll get the lure going fast enough to attract something with a bit of life in it. Totally agree with your last paragraph; some seemed well set up for sea others well set up for a Saturday afternoon jaunt around the harbour.
  14. littlechay

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Good images of his boat here http://www.saaressa.com/2018/05/27/tapio-lehtinen-purjehtii-yksin-maailman-ympari-paasimme-katsomaan-venetta/