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Agreed, IDEC is running a gauntlet of ice in apparent desperation. I just hope they get through it unscathed. Not sure it will make enough difference to catch BPV though. Impressive how close BPV came to the Kerguelens.

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IDEC went down to 53 south, looks like they really want to know it.

In Germany yacht.de is running a series of articles with short snippets from Boris Hermann. He wrote earlier that the plan is 52 south.

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BP5 had some slow days in the Pacific section of their trip, that's where IDEC will hope to make up some of the deficit. S2's course in the separate weather system, as mentioned, could end up narrowing the gap, but pretty hard for IDEC to catch them now. They will have to wait until they turn north.

 

Joyon and Stamm have both spent quite a bit of time sailing that far south, Pella and Hermann have been around too. I don't think any have been stopped by ice strikes? They seem to have a pretty good record at managing that risk. Sailing south of the bergs would not be my idea of 'reasonable' but neither is sailing 20-40+ kts in the dark, all night long, then all day, for weeks on end, short handed.

 

Thanks to ctutmark for the link to all 3 trackers. Count me among those who avoid the S2 web site, it is fancy with design but IDECs is easier to use.

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Has others have mentioned at the latitudes IDEC is sailing they have almost 24 hours of daylight this time of the year. So spotting the ice should be easier. Lets hope all goes well for them.

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Looks like Spindrift won't be able to ride the system which tail of they are at right now.

IDEC's turn to ride an escalator for a bit. In a day or so they might be able to reduce the deficit to less than 500 nm.

 

They picked up 50 nm last night, and,

During the night, the end of the 15th day of racing, there has been a minor strategic play. They have tacked a further forty miles south. We are going to have to wait until the radio link-up later this morning to find out the reason behind this move, but it is likely that this is a way to find more wind as they dive down towards the Antarctic continent. IDEC SPORT has since continued eastwards, but we can imagine what life must now be like so far south, as they are on maximum alert watching for growlers and icebergs,, which tend to be further down for the moment, where it is even colder and therefore even more dangerous. From ashore, it is a relief to see that they have gybed again and are now heading in the right direction.

http://www.idecsport-sailing.com/idec-sport-back-up-above-30-knots/?lang=en

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Looks like Spindrift won't be able to ride the system which tail of they are at right now.

IDEC's turn to ride an escalator for a bit. In a day or so they might be able to reduce the deficit to less than 500 nm.

 

They picked up 50 nm last night, and,

During the night, the end of the 15th day of racing, there has been a minor strategic play. They have tacked a further forty miles south. We are going to have to wait until the radio link-up later this morning to find out the reason behind this move, but it is likely that this is a way to find more wind as they dive down towards the Antarctic continent. IDEC SPORT has since continued eastwards, but we can imagine what life must now be like so far south, as they are on maximum alert watching for growlers and icebergs,, which tend to be further down for the moment, where it is even colder and therefore even more dangerous. From ashore, it is a relief to see that they have gybed again and are now heading in the right direction.

http://www.idecsport-sailing.com/idec-sport-back-up-above-30-knots/?lang=en

 

 

Yes, they are gaining quite a bit on BPV right now, 585 miles behind, according to their counting :

 

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^^ Nice graphic--source?

 

http://www.idecsport-sailing.com/close-call-with-an-iceberg-high-speeds-and-200-miles-regained/?lang=enhas updated the miles regained (200), but I couldn't find your graphic. Cheers

 

Looks like the tracker page isn't available on the English version <_<

On the French version you have to click on "cartographie" (the tracker page)

And then the "tableau de bord"(dahsboard) tab, which brings a page with the above graphic, and also a graph of the speed since the beginning.

 

Direct link :

http://trimaran-idec.geovoile.com/julesverne/2015/widgets/dashboard/?leg=1

 

And direct link to the tracker page :

http://trimaran-idec.geovoile.com/julesverne/2015/

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^^ Nice graphic--source?

 

http://www.idecsport-sailing.com/close-call-with-an-iceberg-high-speeds-and-200-miles-regained/?lang=enhas updated the miles regained (200), but I couldn't find your graphic. Cheers

 

Looks like the tracker page isn't available on the English version <_<

On the French version you have to click on "cartographie" (the tracker page)

And then the "tableau de bord"(dahsboard) tab, which brings a page with the above graphic, and also a graph of the speed since the beginning.

 

Direct link :

http://trimaran-idec.geovoile.com/julesverne/2015/widgets/dashboard/?leg=1

 

And direct link to the tracker page :

http://trimaran-idec.geovoile.com/julesverne/2015/

 

Found it (even on the English page) --thanks. Had to scroll *within* the tableau section.

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Idec has regained a TON of ground, and barring disaster, their south route could continue to reap rewards. SD2 certainly has taken the more "safe" route, and will have to squeeze every bit out of the boat and weather, while IDEC "just" needs to avoid hitting big, cold things.

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I don't know why Spindrift isn't on the tack heading south right now, but I guess they are looking for something ...

Otherwise when you look at the overall situation on the WTX files (on the universal tracker), even at IDEC current latitude, you have very serious holes between the systems.

 

A note to Volodia : would it be possible to have the Antarctic coastline on the map ? The typical "ice limit" ? (I remember there is an area where it typically protrudes more North)

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I don't know why Spindrift isn't on the tack heading south right now, but I guess they are looking for something ...

Otherwise when you look at the overall situation on the WTX files (on the universal tracker), even at IDEC current latitude, you have very serious holes between the systems.

 

A note to Volodia : would it be possible to have the Antarctic coastline on the map ? The typical "ice limit" ? (I remember there is an area where it typically protrudes more North)

 

Looks like they gybed back toward the south around 1945 UTC per the tracker -- which, if I'm reading things correctly, was almost exactly the same time you posted your comment. Great minds! :-)

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A note to Volodia : would it be possible to have the Antarctic coastline on the map ? The typical "ice limit" ? (I remember there is an area where it typically protrudes more North)

The other map options show Antarctica. Curious that the Navionics doesn't show.

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Looks like they gybed back toward the south around 1945 UTC per the tracker -- which, if I'm reading things correctly, was almost exactly the same time you posted your comment. Great minds! :-)

 

 

Yes, saw them gybing right afterwards :-)

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A note to Volodia : would it be possible to have the Antarctic coastline on the map ? The typical "ice limit" ? (I remember there is an area where it typically protrudes more North)

The other map options show Antarctica. Curious that the Navionics doesn't show.

 

 

You mean the other options for the weather maps ?

I don't see the Antartica coastline, but the sea surface temperature option gives a good idea, didn't notice that one before.

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A note to Volodia : would it be possible to have the Antarctic coastline on the map ? The typical "ice limit" ? (I remember there is an area where it typically protrudes more North)

The other map options show Antarctica. Curious that the Navionics doesn't show.

 

 

You mean the other options for the weather maps ?

I don't see the Antartica coastline, but the sea surface temperature option gives a good idea, didn't notice that one before.

 

Chart drop-down options are in the top right corner.

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Spindrift looking good to hang on to BPV and launch around them during their northwards expedition to avoid ice or at Cape Horn. Then it's just a sprint up the N Atlantic.

 

My guess is the overall record gets beaten by 30 hours

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BPV had quite a good up the atlantic part, although they covered a lot of ground round the Azores high, but they never stalled, Spindrift (and Idec) could be less lucky.

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Port foil damage reported on Spindrift from impacting a floating object north of the Kerguelen Islands.

 

http://www.courseaularge.com/avarie-mineure-foil-babord-trimaran-spindrift-2.html

 

I don't know French, but Google translate gives this:

 

Yesterday Wednesday, December 7, late afternoon, the port foil * 2 trimaran Spindrift was damaged in a collision with a floating object unidentified in the North of the Kerguelen. The 'winglet' broke in the collision. The crew immediately carried out a thorough diagnosis, particularly within the float where a small leak in the foil well was plugged by composite specialists on board as soon as conditions have allowed. It is too early to say how much the performance is affected Spindrift 2. The record attempt around the world is not compromised.

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Port foil damage reported on Spindrift from impacting a floating object north of the Kerguelen Islands.

 

http://www.courseaularge.com/avarie-mineure-foil-babord-trimaran-spindrift-2.html

 

I don't know French, but Google translate gives this:

 

Yesterday Wednesday, December 7, late afternoon, the port foil * 2 trimaran Spindrift was damaged in a collision with a floating object unidentified in the North of the Kerguelen. The 'winglet' broke in the collision. The crew immediately carried out a thorough diagnosis, particularly within the float where a small leak in the foil well was plugged by composite specialists on board as soon as conditions have allowed. It is too early to say how much the performance is affected Spindrift 2. The record attempt around the world is not compromised.

 

Good find. Confirmed on SP's logbook, and the translation you had is pretty close to SP's English page.

13:35 GMT

Minor damage to Spindrift 2’s port foil

Yesterday, (Monday, December 7), in the late afternoon, the port foil* of the trimaran, Spindrift 2, was damaged in a collision with an unidentified floating object to the north of the Kerguelen Islands. The 'winglet' broke in the collision. The crew immediately carried out a thorough diagnosis, especially inside the float, where a small leak in the foil shaft was sealed by the composite specialists on board, as soon as conditions allowed. It is still too early to say how much Spindrift 2’s performance has been affected. The round-the-world record attempt is not in jeopardy.

* Foil: a 4.5-metre long crescent-shaped piece of carbon, which runs through each of the trimaran floats, on both the starboard and port sides. These foils, once submerged, enable the boat to lift gently and then accelerate. The 'winglet' is added to the end of foil to improve efficiency and performance.

http://www.spindrift-racing.com/jules-verne/drupal/en/log-book/day-17-journal-en

Good to hear the damage was not worse.

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From today's SP2 email

With the icebergs and the Kerguelen Islands in its wake, the trimaran, Spindrift 2, has plunged south again. They are right in the middle of the Indian Ocean, on the road to Cape Leeuwin, still 1,000 miles away, with a west-north-west wind that remains manageable at around 25 knots. But there is a relatively deep depression that has come from Madagascar approaching. Following the damage to the port foil (in the lower section), which happened yesterday afternoon during a collision with an unidentified floating object, the sailors were able not only to maintain the boat’s pace, but also to repair a small leak without gravity, as they worked inside the carbon float. Now back below 50° South, the crew have been making a 'cruising’ speed of over 31 knots since 15:00 GMT. On this stretch of the road, Spindrift 2 and the record holder, have similar paths, with three gybes each from the Kerguelen Islands and a gain of almost 90 miles for Spindrift 2, which is currently 220 miles behind Banque Populaire V.

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I think Loick is not going to pull another record. 382 nM behind previous record.

They must perfom miracles to make it. They choose the wrong weatherwindow.

 

Loick has of the most impressive sailing careers I know.
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lo%C3%AFck_Peyron

 

Too bad what happened with Artemis.

Is he still in team Artemis?

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I think Loick is not going to pull another record. 382 nM behind previous record.

They must perfom miracles to make it. They choose the wrong weatherwindow.

 

Loick has of the most impressive sailing careers I know.https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loïck_Peyron

 

Too bad what happened with Artemis.

Is he still in team Artemis?

Look out, having had his arse kicked on the WOXI thread he's popped up on this thread making more stupid comments.

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I think Loick is not going to pull another record. 382 nM behind previous record.

They must perfom miracles to make it. They choose the wrong weatherwindow.

 

Loick has of the most impressive sailing careers I know.

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lo%C3%AFck_Peyron

 

Too bad what happened with Artemis.

Is he still in team Artemis?

 

Are you really this fucking stupid or is it an act?

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I think Loick is not going to pull another record. 382 nM behind previous record.

They must perfom miracles to make it. They choose the wrong weatherwindow.

 

Loick has of the most impressive sailing careers I know.

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lo%C3%AFck_Peyron

 

Too bad what happened with Artemis.

Is he still in team Artemis?

Are you really this fucking stupid or is it an act?

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You crack me up Mad...take no prisoners. Preparing myself for a spray.

Yeh yeh no tits yet... My wife wouldn't let me. So left her and looking for someone who is less shy about her busom.

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Otherwise Idec is reporting being in a race with the low coming from Madagascar, if they manage to be east enough when it is down a big win, otherwise a big loss, all this being being played around 1h yes/no right now.

(shit just missed their live feed, and no replay for the time being)

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Tough to say but looking at Idec tracker with future wind maps, it looks like Idec is losing its race against the low <_<

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but also to repair a small leak without gravity, as they worked inside the carbon float.

 

Wow that boat is high tech :P

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Ah, the videos of today's live interviews are now available, and FJ said that there is a high chance for them to end up in front of the coming low (answer in the next 12 hours or so);

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Ah, the videos of today's live interviews are now available, and FJ said that there is a high chance for them to end up in front of the coming low (answer in the next 12 hours or so);

More news about that below (in English) :

http://www.idecsport-sailing.com/all-lights-on-green-for-idec-sport/?lang=en

 

 

as Francis Joyon explained, “The area of low pressure has slowed down, while we managed to go faster than expected, so things are looking up. We are in with a very good chance of making it to the other side of this tropical low.” To be more precise about the movement of the low, it is expected to move behind them on Thursday evening. “Unless they have a major technical problem, they should get ahead, and that is almost certain now,” declared Marcel Van Triest this afternoon.

 

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Why would they 'cover'? And what - weather wise - is to SD's north? Compared to south?

 

So basically, it's you.

 

 

Ah well, I appreciate the reality check. I saw more wind further north, short term, didn't run the clock forward much. It looks like they are getting back north to that wind now, just a longer gybe south than the wind pattern seemed to warrant. It looks real calm just south of S2 now, didn't understand why they would get close to that. As to why cover, of course both boats may better the existing record, right?

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You crack me up Mad...take no prisoners. Preparing myself for a spray.

Yeh yeh no tits yet... My wife wouldn't let me. So left her and looking for someone who is less shy about her busom.

patiently waiting....

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Wow!....IDEC is back.

Quite the recovery. They are finally averaging over 700nm per day (still well shy of BP and SD's 800 peaks), and looks like they *may* just catch the low coming down from the north west.

 

Looks like SD is about to recover too--by their calcs they are almost back into positive numbers relative to BP.

 

However, BP's old detour north will also end shortly, so IDEC and SD's current run east will have to factor that in too.

 

Short version: past few days have been intense; next 24 should maintain the drama.

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You crack me up Mad...take no prisoners. Preparing myself for a spray.

Yeh yeh no tits yet... My wife wouldn't let me. So left her and looking for someone who is less shy about her busom.

Aha, Well done. I prefer to stay with my one love.

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Ah the two IDECs : current one and the ghost one (current one position two hours ago), are back on Volodia's tracker :)

And the speeds right now :

IDEC : 36.3

ghost IDEC : 33.4

 

speedy ! ...

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Have a question about the SD site. Just above the map is a dashboard like display, at the far right is shows the sail plan, presently 0 reefs and genaker plus another number often 0.5. Anyone know what the 0.5 refers to?

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I would say a geenaker a bit smaller than the code 0 ?

 

(or maybe a "trinquette", jib within the geenaker, but doubt it)

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Any francophones willing to summarize the live interviews with Bertarelli and Guichard?

 

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They look like happy astronauts. And then I mean the vid aboard spindrift.

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I can't find the address of the tracker anymore.

This time I'll bookmark it.

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Any francophones willing to summarize the live interviews with Bertarelli and Guichard?

 

 

Interviewer is at Cap21, blah blah about preserving environment.

 

Dona Bertarelli: Slowed down by a front, can't pass it. 32knots, and can't accelerate, it's frustrating. [...] Blah blah, preserve the hardware, blah blah, sleep patterns.

 

Yann: Every thing ok. Indian is quite tame, more "Pacific" than Indian. Very grey, monotonous. Drove by an iceberg, 10 miles away. didn't see it. Trying to repair the starboard foil while not using it. Next jibe will be under New Zealand, so trying to get it back by then.

 

Q about energy: Lithium batteries with two source of energy. Planned to have 3, but hydrogenerator was not completely setup before leaving, so left it. Electronics use 10-12 Amp/hour. Wind turbine in the back can provide 7 or 8 if apparent wind in the 30 knots range. No solar panel, not enough sun for them, too much weight. Second source is a small generator that is ran twice a day to complement wind turbine. Would love to replace with hydrogenerator, but too much turbulence under the hulls due to speed for it to work properly.

 

[blah blah about the plane solar impulse]

 

Cape Leuwin reached sometimes tonight.

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ok, taking some notes.

Intro : Leewin around 18:00 paris time

Bonjour M Piccard and Dona

Piccard is at the COP21

Dona : yes I hope we will have some serious resolutions ..

BP : So how it is going ?

Dona : it's going quite fine, we are around a front, and the south pacific looks quite ok, we are at 32, but we would like more

BP: 32 is already quite amazing

Dona : yes, but somehow we try to find a balance between being at the max and preserving the boat

Then talking about the "quart" (taking turns), I know you use some auto hypnose to go into sleep very quickly, you should teach them to us.

BP: yes we shoult do that sometimes

Dona : ok I will have yann talking to you

BP : tell me about your impressions and emotions

Yann : as Dona told you we have a quite pacific indian ocean, not so much wind, currently getting ahead and behind a front, we didn't see many iceberg, everything fine on board.

As you know we hitted something so we cannot use the foil on port anymore, we are working on it for 3 days.

BP : so which energy are you using ?

Yann : we have lithium batteries and 3 sources : hydrogenerator, windmill, and an engine, no solar panels, we had to stop the hydrogenerator.

(then BP talking about his solar impulse thing, a bit of snake oil talk about some solar paint on sails in the future or something)

Talking about the cycle for solar impulse with the tech behind it.

It is rather stressing as if over the ocean without energy, we would need to eject. Next April we should do Hawai to west Coast, then cross the US, then cross atlantic, then back to Abu Dabhi.

A good thing is you don't need oxygen masks.

Girl from the organisation : ok this live is over, Leewin for tonight and the pacific next.

Thanks to all.

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thanks james and yl75. Interesting that they're emphasizing the wall.

You'll get a laugh out of the "auto translate", such as this:

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They seem a bit down, despite regaining their lead over the reference time of BP. IDEC's progress is much more upbeat--even giddy.

 

Speaking of IDEC, is anyone getting their site's cartography -position panels? Nothing here since earlier today.

 

And re Spindrift sails, yesterday's logbook specified they were flying a medium gennaker. Maybe that is the "0.5" mentioned?

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There was some issues today with IDEC site, especially the dashboard page, but everything is fine right now, go idec go ! ;)

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Interesting Spindrift interview, although I think it would've been cooler if they'd gotten Jean-Luc instead.

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There was some issues today with IDEC site, especially the dashboard page, but everything is fine right now, go idec go ! ;)

Cartography still not on the english site, but is now on the french.

 

I see IDEC got within 8 nm of BP's position, but now that BP's track is shifted to the south, IDEC's negative numbers are going back up.

 

So close!

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Interesting Spindrift interview, although I think it would've been cooler if they'd gotten Jean-Luc instead.

Ta-da!

 

Well, tomorrow's will be interesting. Spindrift logbook for day 19 reports that . . .

TOMORROW ON CNN

SHIRLEY ROBERTSON'S MAINSAIL SHOW WITH DONA BERTARELLI

And as well Dame Ellen MacArthur, Loïck Peyron, Francis Joyon, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Brian Thomson.

- See more at: http://www.spindrift-racing.com/jules-verne/drupal/en/log-book/day-18-journal-en#sthash.pQTFXtxI.dpuf

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So close!

.. ....a virtual tie,,,exciting!

Agree. A bit unexpected how captivating this racing against a previous track can be. Imagine the VOR tracker possibilities. ;)

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I get the whole "Great Circle" thing, and the shorter theoretical distance IDEC is taking being a bit further south, but I'm still not getting how it is supposedly ahead of SD2 according to the deltas on the Tracker.

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By the way, they are really starting to haul ass again. Any chance we see a 24-hour record on this race, or will they keep 'em held back? I could see it in the final sprint in up on the North Atlantic, particularly if the two challengers are close.

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yep, IDEC just posted its highest 24 hr run this race (759.12 nm), but that is still less than the 800+ nm both SD2 and BP show. Volodia wrote in his tracker thread that he still wants to look at how he calculates the deltas.

 

Still, Volodia's numbers show IDEC is 132 nm ahead of BP, SD2 shows 243. That puts SD2 111 nm further ahead of IDEC.

 

On the individual sites, IDEC thinks they are -58.95 nm behind BP; SD2 thinks they are 68.69 nm ahead of BP.

 

Supposedly BP had a slow Pacific crossing and all the tracks will converge at the Horn. That should give a clearer picture.

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I get the whole "Great Circle" thing, and the shorter theoretical distance IDEC is taking being a bit further south, but I'm still not getting how it is supposedly ahead of SD2 according to the deltas on the Tracker.

 

The tracker on the IDEC website lets you switch to spherical projection, which is really helpful for this race when they are so far S. To me it would make sense if the if the shortest distance was computed as being the tangent to the course circle from the current point when seen in spherical projection but I am sure there is some fancier math going on...

It's too bad SD's tracker doesn't do that, or Volodia's (that would be seriously cool!).

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I get the whole "Great Circle" thing, and the shorter theoretical distance IDEC is taking being a bit further south, but I'm still not getting how it is supposedly ahead of SD2 according to the deltas on the Tracker.

 

The tracker on the IDEC website lets you switch to spherical projection, which is really helpful for this race when they are so far S. To me it would make sense if the if the shortest distance was computed as being the tangent to the course circle from the current point when seen in spherical projection but I am sure there is some fancier math going on...

It's too bad SD's tracker doesn't do that, or Volodia's (that would be seriously cool!).

 

That spherical view is very cool. I had not seen that before.

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FIRST AND ONLY SAILBOAT ACROSS INDIAN OCEAN IN LESS THAN 6 DAYS

 

IDEC Sport : 5 Days 11 Hours 23 Minutes from Cape Agulhas to Cape Leeuwin

 

What a comeback!

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I expect Loick to win this.

Not so nice for the mighty Spindrift.

When Idec doesn't end last it's a big achievement for them.

 

Still not as good as the Sydney Hobart.

(for spectators that is.)

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I expect Loick to win this.

Not so nice for the mighty Spindrift.

When Idec doesn't end last it's a big achievement for them.

 

Still not as good as the Sydney Hobart.

(for spectators that is.)

How is Loick going to win this? Or do you mean that his record with BPV will remain intact?

Answers please.

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FIRST AND ONLY SAILBOAT ACROSS INDIAN OCEAN IN LESS THAN 6 DAYS

 

IDEC Sport : 5 Days 11 Hours 23 Minutes from Cape Agulhas to Cape Leeuwin

 

What a comeback!

 

aiyeee !

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I expect Loick to win this.

Not so nice for the mighty Spindrift.

When Idec doesn't end last it's a big achievement for them.

 

Still not as good as the Sydney Hobart.

(for spectators that is.)

How is Loick going to win this? Or do you mean that his record with BPV will remain intact?

Answers please.

 

Simply by boat speed. Winning is always about boatspeed.

And navigation, but Loick is by far the best tactician in that field.

I expect Donna and Yann Guichard, to lose from BPV.

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IDEC certainly made a comeback. That they were able to put in a lot of straight line sailing in helps. Going in the right direction is faster. ;)

 

 

Spherical race tracker view.

That requires a different engine, Google Maps does not do spherical projection.

Find and learn a new system, transform the ship tracks and other data to the new format. Probably loose the Navionics maps along the way since you are not licensed to change their stuff. (If you can do it in the first place)

 

An "easy" ( :rolleyes: Yeah, right.) solution might be to write a racetracker plugin for windyty. Ivo added plugin support in October and recently spherical view. At least that keeps all the weather stuff in someone else's corner.

 

Still heaps of work though.

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shackle

bumpire is saying Loick is not competing in this edition

 

ps. do you have the lyrics to Kumbayah in your language?

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shackle

bumpire is saying Loick is not competing in this edition

 

ps. do you have the lyrics to Kumbayah in your language?

Pff, Okay you are right.

Who skippers BPV now?

 

Lyrics:

Kumbayah my lord, Kumbaya. Repeat...

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shackle

bumpire is saying Loick is not competing in this edition

 

ps. do you have the lyrics to Kumbayah in your language?

GS can you tell him that BPV is now Spindrift 2? Ta

 

How are the 18's this year?

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shackle

bumpire is saying Loick is not competing in this edition

 

ps. do you have the lyrics to Kumbayah in your language?

GS can you tell him that BPV is now Spindrift 2? Ta

 

How are the 18's this year?

 

I know that. No problem.

Do you know who is the financer of the BP campaign is?

 

1. Baron the Rothschild.

2. Banque Populair.

3. Dassault

4. None of the above

 

I hope we are converging.

Don't take too long for approval.

Otherwise "het ge-eikel" goes on forever.

 

See you mate, (been in aussieland as well.)

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shackle

bumpire is saying Loick is not competing in this edition

 

ps. do you have the lyrics to Kumbayah in your language?

Pff, Okay you are right.

Who skippers BPV now?

 

Lyrics:

Kumbayah my lord, Kumbaya. Repeat...

 

Armel Le Cléac'h.

Breton guy

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Impressive resume:

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armel_Le_Cl%C3%A9ac%27h

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Schakel, I can't figure out if you're serious or just messing with us all... Als je wilt dat het ge-eikel stopt moet je misschien wat intelligentere vragen stellen ('t is maar een idee...). If you know what BP stands for I'm sure you know the answer to your own question.

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Schakel, I can't figure out if you're serious or just messing with us all... Als je wilt dat het ge-eikel stopt moet je misschien wat intelligentere vragen stellen ('t is maar een idee...). If you know what BP stands for I'm sure you know the answer to your own question.

 

 

Schakeltje, Schakeltje, schakeltje……….Tsjongejongejongejongejongejongejonge……...

Wordt ik nou nog afgezeken door mijn eigen landgenoten? Ik weet het. Wij zijn een stuk onbeschaafder dan de engelsen. maar wel lekker direkt.

 

Translation for the English:

Am I being pissed of by my fellow country mates? I know; We the dutch are much less civilised then the citicens of the UK. But somewhat direkt. Dirk de Ridder was for the same reason expelled from the Oracle team. (I suspect by BA). Have ever seen his resume?

  • 1998 - Whitbread Round the World Race, 2e
  • 1999 - Tour de France à la Voile, Mumm 36, 16px-Gouden_medaille.svg.png
  • 1999 - WK, Soling, 16px-Bronzen_medaille.svg.png
  • 1999 - EK, Soling, 16px-Gouden_medaille.svg.png
  • 2000 - Kieler Zeilweek, Soling 16px-Gouden_medaille.svg.png
  • 2000 - OS, Soling, 4e
  • 2002 - Volvo Ocean Race, winnaar
  • 2006 - Volvo Ocean Race, 2e
  • 2006 - MedCup, TP52, winnaar
  • 2007 - Hublot Palmavela Trophy, TP52, winnaar
  • 2010 - America's Cup, winnaar

 

compared to; BA

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Compared to BA:

World Championships Titles[edit] Other World Championships Results[edit]

73rd 1989 Optimist World Championships held in Japan
109th 1991 Optimist World Championships held in Greece
37th 1992 Optimist World Championships held in Argentina
2nd 1994 IYRU Youth Sailing World Championships in Marathon
43rd 1994 Laser World Championship
21st 1995 Laser World Championship
3rd 1996 Laser World Championship
3rd 1997 Laser World Championship
3rd 2000 Laser World Championship
3rd 2009 Etchells World Championships
11th 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships which effectively is the Finn World Championship

At the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships he was in a winning position going into the closing stages of the regatta but was disqualified under rule 69 (gross misconduct) for physically threatening a photographer. Ainslie felt the photographer's boat's wake had prevented him from passing a competitor.[12]

Other significant results[edit] America's Cup[edit]

 

Top sailing is about competition.

If can't stand the heat.....

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