If you watch the recently posted video on TOR site by HPRB (Content from the Boats)you will see what happened: there was an unintentional gybe similar to the one they experience I believe it was yesterday (time zones are throwing me off right now), and it looks like they broke some batters (picture of the crew sawing through them towards the end) and Kevin commenting the wind was 50 knots (49.something on the screen). They have been sailing at a slightly faster speed than TM.
If Holcim's inadvertent gybe, like the previous one (kudos to them for showing video of it), resulted from burying the bow, then TM's bow design will indeed have won this leg for them, fingers crossed. And given how well they competed in the light and/or upwind conditions recently, and with a full sail inventory after Itajai, barring a bizarre navigation decision like the one approaching Cape Town, they ought to lead all legs from here on.
If there is unknown current (speed and direction) and leeway angle is unknown too, then the answer is no. But TWA, TWS and AWA already give you AWS if there is no leeway and no current. TWD is not useful at all, and SOG is only relevant for the case current and leeway are to be accounted for, and is not enough if both factors are fully unknown.They show TWA, TWD, TWS, AWA and SOG in the dashboard.
Would AWS be pretty easy to calculate from those?
It's videos of both of them - both pushing hard resulting in some mishaps and damage...that's racing!that's actually a video of Kevin & Holcim.
First backtesting boat positions against the wx projections from yesterday shows all boats stay behind projections. As the sea state detoriated, that can be expected. So I powered-down all a bit. TM @ 95% and HPRB @ 90% as these rough conditions are better suited for Malizia.
They did say she was concussed right away. That's why she is now on bed duty, Antoine is on Rosie duty and this whole thread is worried everytime Malizia is bouncing in wavesThis was new to me, from the videos I got the impression she banged her head but it wasn't a concussion.