What a great way to stay cozied up in bed watching this start and the first mark!
looks like it's overTracker working overtime. Don't know how long it will last.
Exactly, and 4 starts all in one, really impossible to do properly, for the commentators too.All classes are really interesting this time, four races!
Yes that would really help, especially for the class 40, will try to look around to find if somebody did it alreadyand if someone could make a spreadsheet with all the names and pricipal boat data, then you are welcome!
So… explain that to me. Was that not predictable? Why didn’t they follow course like most of the the ImocasThe Class 40 are seeing the wrath of the tide (Coeff 107) at the Raz de Barfleur, with the locals going from 12th to 3rd in no time. Not a place where you would normally want to play around the rocks with a leeshore on your first night...
I don't have the tide maps at hand, but all these currents are tide currents, so you can pass if you arrive before the "reverse", otherwise you don't.So… explain that to me. Was that not predictable? Why didn’t they follow course like most of the the Imocas
Now back on course at 26 kts so looks OK. Wonder what they caught?Arkea just went from 23 kts to 1.3 kts in 5 minutes just after 22:30 UTC, and headed to wind.
Hope its not serious.
Thank you, very helpfulI don't have the tide maps at hand, but all these currents are tide currents, so you can pass if you arrive before the "reverse", otherwise you don't.
I once got stuck at the Raz Blanchard (the west corner of the contention peninsula) in a race (long time ago), we dropped anchor (like many), were at 12 knts at one point at anchor (SOG=0), when the reverse came, had to cut the anchor rope ... The ones that dropped anchor where the reverse was starting very close to shore were the winning ones ...
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Not for long.Although it's great to see 11th Hour Racing making a move past Charal and catching Linked Out.
It's pretty shocking how much faster Apivia is for being what appears to be a very similar boat to many. They have some secret that would be worth a lot of money to a lot of teams. Even if it's just a magic gear for wind forward of the beam, it's quite a powerful tool to have in your pocket, considering all major IMOCA races depart from well inside the English Channel or the east end of Biscay. It will be interesting to see if they have something special for VMG running as well.A bit boring in the Imoca class it seems Apivia in a class of it's own? Although it's great to see 11th Hour Racing making a move past Charal and catching Linked Out. I think Alex retired at a good time, who is going to race Apivia? Also Bureau Valle heading North at 1 knot? Tracker glitch or problem?