Vendee Globe 2016?

Sailbydate

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Looks like both are going really hard.

Impressive to think that both of them could break the 24hr record at the end of the race. there has to be performance degradation at the end of a round the world trip.

Great race!
Alex has his "Wendy House" closed around him and is going for it. Will he break it?

 

stief

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How should we read this? Is it just more current data?
Forss has added data from AIS http://www.marinetraffic.com that shows positions to other ships (usually those within VHF range). So when one of the VG boats comes within range of a ship that reports AIS data, it shows on forss' tracker. See #5594753
fwiw probably shore based AIS reception.
right. Should have written "other ships or shore station". Shore station in this case http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/stations/2968 (3 mins ago, Armel slowed slightly: 19.3 knots)

 
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P_Wop

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Looks like both are going really hard.

Impressive to think that both of them could break the 24hr record at the end of the race. there has to be performance degradation at the end of a round the world trip.

Great race!
Alex has his "Wendy House" closed around him and is going for it. Will he break it?
For non-Brits, this is what AT is referring to as his "Wendy House." A pretty common back-garden item in suburbia....

b-and-q-one_0.jpg


 

winchfodder

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Whole article worth a 2nd or third read: VG features Nándor's words on coming out of the storm:

It took forever for dawn to break and I wasnt sure wed survive it in one piece. At times, we were caught in such enormous breaking waves, they simply grabbed the boat and threw her 20 30 metres away, where it felt like wed landed on concrete. The boat is creaking and crackling, water flooding across everything.
http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/18105/putting-hungary-on-the-solo-offshore-racing-map
Tracker doesn't show waves tossing the boats 20 or 30 metres, of course.
Not to put too much of a dampner on Nandors effort, but considering his offshore experience was surprised that he was sailing with a large volume of water sloshing around in his reefer mainsail for a long time. He sounded surprised. Real danger of big problem.. Complete contrast with Alex who was going on deck with a bucket regularly in these conditions. Thought Nandor would have learnt that lesson years ago.

 

bucc5062

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At 3 PM EDT I checked marine traffic and they've not had an update in 9 minutes so BP may be out of range by now. It will interesting if/when HB sails into range to track or will he just be outside the receiver range.

forss, amazing work with this tracker. The AIS is over the top good.

(Edit: now 13 minutes so I'm guessing he off the grid again)

 
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Whole article worth a 2nd or third read: VG features Nándor's words on coming out of the storm:

It took forever for dawn to break and I wasnt sure wed survive it in one piece. At times, we were caught in such enormous breaking waves, they simply grabbed the boat and threw her 20 30 metres away, where it felt like wed landed on concrete. The boat is creaking and crackling, water flooding across everything.
http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/18105/putting-hungary-on-the-solo-offshore-racing-map
Tracker doesn't show waves tossing the boats 20 or 30 metres, of course.
Not to put too much of a dampner on Nandors effort, but considering his offshore experience was surprised that he was sailing with a large volume of water sloshing around in his reefer mainsail for a long time. He sounded surprised. Real danger of big problem.. Complete contrast with Alex who was going on deck with a bucket regularly in these conditions. Thought Nandor would have learnt that lesson years ago.
I think he is aware of this. See: http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=149326&page=50#entry5561249

 

stief

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Anyone know if Adrena also inputs the boat AIS data from the internet? If so, that's a hole that might be addressed in the regs. Seems to give an possible advantage. Alex should be able to see that Armel has kept more easterly than the grib guidance suggested.

Note: NOT trolling for the AIS-leash issue, or suggesting the race is unfair.

 
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