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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    And DFRT, with MAPF behind near the end. Fair number of spectators . Comments also about the breeze in the middle
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    I think this is the TBRU mark rounding . . .
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Wonder if Vila is using the clouds to pick his gybe points. The last run lost them a mile, and no one can accuse either of the Red boats of following the leader. And, some interesting 24 hr run numbers in the 0100 sked. Looks like TTOP-SHKS sailed a lot more miles. Rank Team At position Hour UTC 24h run Waypoint 1 Dongfeng Race Team 00:58 UTC 78.9 nm Laeso NE 2 MAPFRE 00:58 UTC 78.0 nm Laeso NE 3 Vestas 11th Hour Racing 00:58 UTC 84.3 nm Laeso NE 4 Team AkzoNobel 00:59 UTC 87.0 nm Laeso NE 5 Team Brunel 00:59 UTC 87.4 nm Laeso NE 6 Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag 00:58 UTC 92.0 nm Laeso NE 7 Turn The Tide on Plastic 00:58 UTC 92.2 nm Laeso NE
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Thanks to the local photo by Henrik Bergen we can see the light.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Hmmm. And now MAPF has gybed toward the pressure, and DFRT is letting them go? Odd.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Haha. I'm enjoying Telefonica Blue chasing down Ericsson 4. Only 9 miles separating the two for the Line Honours.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Cool. For the Lives, Morgan Freeman voice might be good to hear. And for gossip, curious about Witty winding up World Sailing with his encouragement of betting, and whether MAPF stressed their Southern Spar in the Melbourne leg gybe-fest, and how such a weakness (and TTOP's spreader root anomaly) managed to get through the NDA testing and inspection in Aukland (boatyard is great; wish I could hear more about their thoughts on that). Too, would really like to know if this post is true And of course, anything that adds insights into the speed differences amongst the fleet.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Thanks, and good to read you again. I wondered if you had sailed to Europe to catch the action. Couldn't log in to FaceBook, but following the tracker. Sorry to see we won't get to watch a VO70 tuning against a VO65, since the courses are so different.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    /drift, thanks to the FP and the race on that other continent to the west. interesting to compare the two, and the hazards. /end drift
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    DFRT tacks first i nm from the mark. TTOP getting a nice lift 7.2 miles back. Bit surprised the fleet is stretched out so much
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Some good shots of TTOP and SHKS when they were close together. TTOP has since inched ahead, so recovered well from that miserable shift earlier. (and judging by the shots, it'll be too dark for the heli and the rounding, despite solstice and longitude)
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Awaiting shift, likely. over an hour ago RaceExperts said there's likely to be a slight shift coming, so neither wants to blink it. DFRT staying high, MAPF footing a bit to get there first?
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    TBRU first (with update) https://brunelsailing.net/us/en/news/greenfield-leg11-day01
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Squeaky sheet time here
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Ouch. At least the waves are cooperating, and lots of raw content now coming in https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw.html
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Might well be the other way around. On Marine Tracker, MAPF is an hour behind https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:10.3/centery:58.6/zoom:9
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Figured you were on a bladder break after a quick nap. Speaking of quick, AKZO being lifted over TBRU like crazy, or the track hasn't updated. LOL. what a mess!
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Wondered why VS11 didn't use up a bit of their leverage, but the forecasted hole supposed to be NW might be worth avoiding. Figured they'd infer TWD from COG and BS, since it's a beat.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    So TBRU-AKZO will be able to read the numbers of the upcoming shift on AIS.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Big shift in TWS and TWD happening. VS11 still looking well-positioned
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Thanks. I wondered if they would be tracked, have the same course, and if there would be dockout interviews. Oh well.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    1900 sked out, so for a few minute the forss plots match the current positions. Interesting to see neither the ECMWF or GFS models saw the big shifts of the last few hours. Hope the means the big hole ECMWF has been filled.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Sorry But . . . glad we've had a chance to actually see the question tested.
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    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    DFRT rides their 2 knot WS advantage for the past 15 minutes back into the lead. MAPF finally getting that puff