600 divided by 24 is 25 knots.Indeed, right away there were accounts about that aspect (btw I find interesting that IMOCA class appears neglectful towards the truth).
I keep in mind that the TOR record is 601nm.
The 558 NM will not be official, as the boat did not carry the necessary equipment for a WSSRC approval (old memory from Charal statement).
Quite frankly, the rules are kinda ridiculous.So we know if the current fleet qualifies for WSSRC approval?
My AIS on my little boat showed boats out to 30 nm, although for some reason the max for the alarm was 6 nm.Yeah, that makes more sense...Not something they did last time AFAIK, and there is far less Race Organisation involvement this time, so I would guess not.
I have found AIS to be really odd. I now operate a tiny Uncrewed Vessel, and sometimes we get AIS ranges of 10-20 miles and sometimes just a couple. I know it is affected by atmospherics, as well as mast angle and battery supply.
Well, there you have it.Quite frankly, the rules are kinda ridiculous.
"(Other than for the 24 hour and Intermediate records) all fees to be expressed in GBP and shall be settled before the start."
It seems so - so why exactly was Charal 558nm not kosher then??Well, there you have it.
Exactly.It seems so - so why exactly was Charal 558nm not kosher then??
I have no insight in their story. It's between WSSRC and Ocean Race managment.Exactly why? They did not want to exactly pay the fee?
Do the class rules talk about accessing a web site that gathers AIS data via satellite? Is that forbidden?Very unlikely, as they have certified AIS transponders with internal firmware you cannot mess with.
These transponders emit AIVDM/AIVDO sentences, which any of their standard nav instrument displays and chart plotters / sw has an ability to display.
Also very unlikely, as they are constantly visible on AIS as we speak. I have seen them every time I took a look.
Also as per IMOCA rules:
"C.7.2 NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
One active AIS and navigational software that displays AIS targets and a masthead antenna.
(i) A certificate of conformity for the AIS installation dated less than a year old shall be submitted to the CM to obtain a MC. The details are described in the measurement protocol.
(ii) The AIS shall be Class A or Class B+."
Whatever the transponder or antenna, I find it impossible that minimum stated, class b+, would have range less than the binoculars on youtube film. I think they clearly can see each other further than visual sights. Minimum 15-20nm if not 25nm.
Only possibility would be tampering with the antenna somehow, but that would be grounds for protest as it clearly is against being confirmant as the class rules require.
I have to correct some people here who were suggesting the Teams would receive Hourly Updates just like we have in the Tracker. That is certainly not the case.
Per Race Director Phil Lawrence Teams will receive 6 Hour Updates.
The 1-Hour Tracker Updates is just for Fans to follow the Race better.
Interesting question. I have found the IMOCA rules and old OR rules, but not the current ones, they must be hidden somewhere...Are there general internet access restrictions, or is any access allowed?
exactly. All teams have continuous communication with the shore base (via WhatsApp, email, and the likes). These are supposed to be controlled, but no one does. So...But you can see the public tracker page open many times onboard a boat on youtube videos - if it was forbidden they would not be so open about it?
It seems so, and if encrypted like whatsapp or any app nowadays, could not really be even in theory.exactly. All teams have continuous communication with the shore base (via WhatsApp, email, and the likes). These are supposed to be controlled, but no one does. So...