Not sure if you're trolling me, or picked a just picked a poor image to illustrate my point. I've attached a better one for you. In my experience* the larger traffic does for the most part stay within the TSS. The fishing vessels stay mostly to the east of it, over the continental shelf.
Gutted for Justine and Sifi. I had high hopes for them on this race.11th HR is reporting Boat 1(ex Hugo Boss) has dropped the rig. All are safe and are sorting it out.
Disagree, skill wins, random misfortune is part of the game. They have all experienced it and all aware.My interest in these races always steadily drops throughout the race as good boats have to withdraw due to equipment failures or hitting things. Each time I'm reminded these ocean races on fast boats are really more of a lottery than skill.
Hi Kass, I hate trolls and serious off-topic stuff, see the previous threads on the previous editions of the TJV or the past 3 or 4 (Volvo) Ocean races. Lack of time due to work activities does not result in the best graphics though. I would have liked to have a screenshot of Marinetraffic as overlay in OpenCPN with the TSS as plotted object. But alas. A Windows crash has resulted in a reinstall of my routing software and I have to tweak all settings. No time to plot the TSSs either, I hope this weekend to get the stuff up and running.Not sure if you're trolling me, or picked a just picked a poor image to illustrate my point
Traffic scary along this area. At night more so, I live right on the coast and and repeatedly surprised at lights I can see out at sea moving quite quickly.Not sure if you're trolling me, or picked a just picked a poor image to illustrate my point. I've attached a better one for you. In my experience* the larger traffic does for the most part stay within the TSS. The fishing vessels stay mostly to the east of it, over the continental shelf.
*motored across that TSS at night in an easterly F9, having lost my rig and a 1x2m portion of the side deck about 150 miles off that corner of Spain. Had the emergency VHF antenna and RTE rigged on the pushpit, but wasn't seeing AIS targets on my plotter, so had to assume I was probably not very visible to traffic either. Was meant to be a pleasure cruise. Have mostly stuck to racing since then... :lol:
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As did I. Will be interested to see what caused a dismasting under the conditions they’ve experienced thus far.Gutted for Justine and Sifi. I had high hopes for them on this race.
That boat does not have a great record on this event. That makes just one finish out of three attempts, and two have ended with her mastless in A Coruña. At least this time they have a relatively short and painless motor to safety (as opposed to 2015's helicopter rescue and subsequent boat salvage mission).
I believe that happened to them in a previous race a few weeks ago.