Team Velocity Sailing LIVE video streaming Tybee 500

MauganTornado

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TVS is proud to announce that we will be streaming LIVE video from the starts and finishes of the Tybee 500. Technology is a beautiful thing and as long as we have 3g coverage (we only use verizon so this shouldn't be an issue) we should be able to bring this to you for free! It wont be cinema quality, nor will it be produced - but it will give everyone at home a sense of what its like on the beach every morning. We'll try to get as many finishes as we can.

We'll be releasing more information soon at velocitysailing.com but all broadcasts will be announced via our twitter feed @velocitysailing

Oh yeah - its free. Did I mention that?

 

MR.CLEAN

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Keep us posted Tad, we may make it for one or two start/finishes but otherwise are not going to be able to do much. Can you tell us what you are using to do it? Who's running the camera? Where they'll be shooting from? Etc...

 

MauganTornado

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As the race gets closer I'll be giving out more info. If people want me to ask some of the competitors specific questions for the pre-race interviews section let me know here.

As for where I'll be shooting from - the answer is everywhere. I'm planning on doing this "real world" like where I'll be driving down the road and broadcasting live from the car giving everyone what the lowdown is during the race. I'll also have the beach starts filmed FROM the beach, right at the end of the line or amongst the boats as they launch in the morning. I'll try to get as many finishes as possible as they happen.

The twitter account will be updated when a broadcast goes live.

 
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MR.CLEAN

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Does this mean you're not racing? If that's the case, we might consider deputizing you to run this as an OTWA event. Should guarantee a lot more views and help you get more from your sponsors.

BTW, this is prime stuff for the new Justin.TV app for the iPhone. I will certainly be watching wherever I may be.

Skype me.

 

U20guy2

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Wow cool stuff. I enjoy reading about this event sounds like a really good time and sort of a throw back to the hobiecat days when people just showed up and went sailing etc.

 

MauganTornado

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Last week I announced that we would be streaming live video from the starts. I with-held more information so I could legitimately test the system before I put it to the ultimate trial on the beaches of Florida.

My Verizon Droid is running a program called "Ustream Broadcaster". It will stream low quality but LIVE video over its 3g connection to a server where you, the consuming masses can view it in real time. All videos will also be uploaded to our youtube channel upon successful broadcast. We'll link to that when the first videos are uploaded and available.

Every morning, we should begin the live broadcast at just before 9:55AM. Since I am pushing TVS 2 (Tad), my lovely wife has agreed to hold the camera and catch as much action as possible during the actual starts. When we go live, an update will be made to our twitter @velocitysailing. A couple of disclaimers I have to make:

1) Even though I'm using Verizon, I cannot guarantee that I'll have adequate data coverage to provide this at every stop. I cannot guarantee that Ustream will be a good connection for you. In other words, the whole thing could fall apart on a technical level - but I'm giving it the college try. Any complaints will be refunded their money.

2) The work will be completely amateur. Please do not complain about a shaky camera or wind noise blowing into the microphone because there's likely nothing that I can do to fix it.

3) I'm doing this because, as far as I know, no other videography is taking place for the race and this event requires that someone capture the drama on the beach as it happens.

To view the live feed - you can click the LIVE FEED tab at the top of the main page @ http://www.velocitysailing.com - or click here.

 
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alexvb

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Team AHPC - Last 10 points

#44 on Tue May 11 12:36:20 2010 (13 minutes ago). 3.83 NM traveled at 23.0 knots

#43 on Tue May 11 12:26:20 2010 (23 minutes ago). 3.75 NM traveled at 22.5 knots

#42 on Tue May 11 12:16:20 2010 (33 minutes ago). 3.78 NM traveled at 22.7 knots

#41 on Tue May 11 12:06:20 2010 (43 minutes ago). 3.70 NM traveled at 22.2 knots

#40 on Tue May 11 11:56:20 2010 (53 minutes ago). 3.68 NM traveled at 22.1 knots

#39 on Tue May 11 11:46:20 2010 (1 hours, 3 minutes ago). 3.67 NM traveled at 22.0 knots

#38 on Tue May 11 11:36:20 2010 (1 hours, 13 minutes ago). 4.47 NM traveled at 26.8 knots #37 on Tue May 11 11:26:20 2010 (1 hours, 23 minutes ago). 4.34 NM traveled at 26.0 knots #36 on Tue May 11 11:16:20 2010 (1 hours, 33 minutes ago). 2.37 NM traveled at 14.2 knots

#35 on Tue May 11 11:06:20 2010 (1 hours, 43 minutes ago). 4.85 NM traveled at 22.3 knots

#34 on Tue May 11 10:53:16 2010 (1 hours, 56 minutes ago).
26+ knots average for almost 9 miles! 26 is the max speed that I have hit in my F18.

 

Lost in Translation

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I was on TVS 1 today, and can report the top F18s took off today. The sea state and breeze combined to challenge the teams with tight blast reaching, and I felt like I could relate to a Volvo 70 sailor today. Lots of water everywhere, and we even got airborne completely a few times. Many teams had a crew or skipper get washed off the boat, and I was one of them. Within the first 45 minutes today I was knocked off my feet twice, the second time for what seemed awfully long. I was drug under water during 3 long attempts to get back in the boat. I finally got to my trapeze handle and with Trey's help managed to get aboard. Trey said later I was totally disoriented afterwards for some time. I believe it. I sailed the leg mostly on the boat with no sunglasses or hat and still almost got thrown off again.

Others were not so lucky. One person had to set an EPIRB off to get rescued. Big day. My hats off to JC.

We've seen many gear failures across the fleet over the last two days of intense sailing. Broken daggerboards sheared off from pressure, broken rudders and associated equipment, broken spinnaker pole in a collisson yesterday, and even broken spinnaker stays on the Wildcat - I would guess from flexing of the hulls in the blast reaching today but have no idea. But all the boats are pretty much still racing and perserving.

 
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kbcH20

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I was on TVS 1 today, and can report the top F18s took off today. The sea state and breeze combined to challenge the teams with tight blast reaching, and I felt like I could relate to a Volvo 70 sailor today. Lots of water everywhere, and we even got airborne completely a few times. Many teams had a crew or skipper get washed off the boat, and I was one of them. Within the first 45 minutes today I was knocked off my feet twice, the second time for what seemed awfully long. I was drug under water during 3 long attempts to get back in the boat. I finally got to my trapeze handle and with Trey's help managed to get aboard. Trey said later I was totally disoriented afterwards for some time. I believe it. I sailed the leg mostly on the boat with no sunglasses or hat and still almost got thrown off again.

Others were not so lucky. One person had to set an EPIRB off to get rescued. Big day. My hats off to JC.

We've seen many gear failures across the fleet over the last two days of intense sailing. Broken daggerboards sheared off from pressure, broken rudders and associated equipment, broken spinnaker pole in a collisson yesterday, and even broken spinnaker stays on the Wildcat - I would guess from flexing of the hulls in the blast reaching today but have no idea. But all the boats are pretty much still racing and perserving.
Spinnakers up or jib reaching?

 
Considering we were about 15 minutes behind JC today and averaged 16-17 there is no way that those spot times of JC's are accurate....

I heard Mischa hit 23 at one point but our top speed was just over 20 at one point and we rarely saw speeds above 19.

Tomorrow is another day though and it's blowin down here :)

 

GORDIE HOWE

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How did Bugaboo do today?

Also...It is Carrie Howe's Birthday tomorrow! May 13th! Hope Mischa brings his cell on the boat!

 
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