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  1. Drilling in as much as possible on the VG 2d tracker, it seems that Le Cleac'h missed the corner of the TSS zone by a margin small enough to wake us all up. The caveats regarding the accuracy of my measurements on the VG 2d tracker remain. The TSS zone does not seem to be displayed accurately on that tracker though. Thanks for checking. Sounds sensible. I seriously doubt Armel would make such a mistake, but even JPD surprised us all.
  2. Probably he will be notified and have to go back, as JPD did #3948 http://www.jpdick.com/fr/actualites/stmichel-virbac-est-entre-dans-la-zone-interdite-des-glaces.html Not sure that the AEZ and TSS are treated equally, though.
  3. From ic-avenant-13-si-amendment-13-axe-3-zi-scilly-s-scilly-w-ouessant.pdf
  4. Cheers Vern. 2D tracker on main site (not point to point). Ouch if the zone is accurately drawn. Hope someone didn't fall asleep at a wrong time. From playback:
  5. JPD has certainly suffered (despite the DTF reasons).
  6. Rich Wilson http://www.dailymotion.com/de458eca-5be9-471b-8f8d-4a94ce4c272c Link gives a "Page not found The page you're looking for is either restricted or doesn't exist" Just a guess:--your friend managed to get some vid of Rich Wilson off . . . Grand Jason? No its on the VG site, a patrol aircraft from the Falklands buzzed him. Scroll down the front page it's entitled "D73: Incredible! Rich Wilson flown over by a British patrol plane" - not sure why they think it's incredible though. Ah--saw that earlier. Yeah, just Rich filming a British patrol. I'd hoped (wrongly) the Brits were going to compete with the Marine Nationale. No go. Strange Rich made no mention I could find of his rescue (covered way upthread, Thanksgiving #5556963 ) from his capsized multi years ago. Must have been on his mind. Oh well. glad another four made it through safely. Anyway, here's the YT version of the clip you linked.
  7. Rich Wilson http://www.dailymotion.com/de458eca-5be9-471b-8f8d-4a94ce4c272c Link gives a "Page not found The page you're looking for is either restricted or doesn't exist" Just a guess:--your friend managed to get some vid of Rich Wilson off . . . Grand Jason?
  8. Doubtful. There's a recent change to the SIs which adds the Ushant Exclusion zone. (I haven't checked the lat/lons) Amendement 13 - Sailing Instructions
  9. Ok, it was 2 min job to add toggle: https://gis.ee/vg/navionics.php?boat=3 There is now 'navionics' toggle next to: wind waves pressure... buttons Thanks. Now since you won't let us help you with the upgrades to the hosting plan, at least get some sleep. Deepest appreciation.
  10. My timezone says I must sleep But you can use this navionics layer link: https://gis.ee/vg/navionics.php?boat=3 Oh sweet! And loads quickly. (is there a toggle I can't find?) Edit--got it--just use the regular link for the usual map.
  11. Ah yes. Lucky Doyle guy who gets to inspect those sails and debrief with Alex in the next few days. Can't see anyone say he babied the sails around the globe.
  12. Not done yet. His boat might do something stupid. Looks like Alex tacked right after Armel did, but had to really slow down for the last 4 hours. Hope he got some sleep.
  13. Like the way he dismissed the idea that Alex has 'given up.' I agree. too, "We've been saying our foils are better for a long time." : )
  14. He fell from the boom on his back, immediately crawled to the lower part of the cockpit and lost consciousness. He woke up hearing a non existing engine... Thanks for that! Sam usually is low-key (stiff upper lip and all that). "Big fear" indeed. Hope he checks the engine seals.
  15. Good historical nautical fiction snippet (title? I vaguely recall that, but a different character name) Related: Alex's early start, nicely summarized http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/194086