This is not over. Given how light the wind apparently will be in Cape Town tomorrow + the Huge Wind Shadow Table Mountain creates there will be at least one more roll of the dice here.
TM best chance is to gybe when the DTL drops to about 9 mi. Lead the other boats into the building breeze, and hope the header drags their bow down to the finish.This is not over. Given how light the wind apparently will be in Cape Town tomorrow + the Huge Wind Shadow Table Mountain creates there will be at least one more roll of the dice here.
During "The Ocean Race Show" Annie Lusch alluded to how Team SCA came from 200 Miles behind to sail around Mapfre and pip them at the Finish.
It wouldn't cost an arm and a leg to have a live stream on facebook, even just using a phone! Drone coverage? I hope someone does film it... as its going down to the wire
I think they still could do the arrivals as web show. (Looks like they now do.)Eurosport is probably the reason they have scrapped the Live Arrivals we saw in 2014/2015 and 2017/2018. Given that Arrivals of an Offshore Leg can be unpredictable Eursoport doesn't have a Time Slot for it.
TOR will fade in the Background if this keeps continueing.
I remember even the Vendee Globe had a LIVE BROADCAST of the Finish.
Yeah, teams have to pick up the slack.All of that is a symptom of a much lower media budget...
The last few Miles will be the hardest especially if it is a light wind arrival like it is forecasted because of the huge wind shadow Table Mountain creates or can create. That thing is 1000 Meters high and the Finish Line is more or less literally right under it.This is looking like it could easy come down to who finds wind in the last mile.
How close after 4000+ miles
I'd rather be 11H than TM. Hotter TWA angle makes a big difference. 11H is still sailing basically VMG angle, but if they continue to get headed, they'll keep the bow pointed at the finish and heat up the TWA. TM will have to stay on the slower VMG mode for quite a while.For TM this is really all about closing down the North-South Leverage 11th Hour, Holcim and Biotherm have. Can they do it is the Question?