Vendee Globe 2020

minca3

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Why aren't we seeing any onboard videos of Le Cam? Or am I just looking in the wrong places?
no "clac clac" this time

but seriously: I guess because he didn't upload til now? Because low budget campaigns have been featured already, like Didac Costa

 

minca3

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Really disappointing, reading that last part, i would be surprised if he goes back out. 
There are arguments for and against it.
For:

  • similar to AT it will probably his last VG, you don't want to miss out on that
  • Charal poured a lot of money into this, I think there are quite some expectations connected with that
  • if he rejoins he could sail 1 of the fastest IMOCAs ever build without pressure and without the whole sleep deprivation crap (I guess most/all skippers hate that part)

Against:

  • he wants to see his father/family and generally just realized that he wasted 4 years of his life with a dream that just went up in smoke
  • his only interest was the victory,  he's done the VG enough times that he doesn't need a 4th time around

Ultimately I think it will boil down how much Charal will push him and how much desire he has to be out on the ocean

 

Herman

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My problem is that, when adding weather routing points with right mouse, the actual point isn't where the cursor is, it seems to be a random distance away. I guess I'll just make waypoints.
Strange error, have not had that one. Lots of others though  :D . It took me an hour to update server adresses for weather fax services from NOAA in a XML-file. But the software is free, so I don’t complain too much. Even gave a donation to keep the devs happy.

 

Schakel

Dayboat sailor
In case anyone  asked  what islands they are passing: it's the Azores.
Azores map.PNG
Azores fleet vendee.PNG
And you can crash into them but they won't.
Except when you are very very tired.
Half hour before the next position report.
200 nM before the typhoon run begins.
Exciting and dangerous,
Vendee globe 9.PNG

 

Miffy

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Not Hugo Boss, Apivia, PRB or LinkedOut that people should be worried about - those boats are going to be clear west of the system and have the legs to downwind/reach away from the storm. It is everyone else behind Jean Le Cam ppl should be worried about. 

 

XTR

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The avg wind speed for the last 4 hours reported on the ATR hub was 6.7kts with 2m waves at 2000, will be interesting to watch those numbers spool up over the next 24 hours while the pressure drops. 

Lots of info out there to play with this time around.

 

mezaire

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A gybe now would send them south - east not west they have the wind on the stbd quarter.  Pretty sure everyone is just looking for their preferred track around the velodrome.  The closer they go means stronger winds, the ability to run deeper, a short course but a bigger risk.
I meant once the wind turns NE/ENE, which is basically the direction they will want to go.

 

Chasm

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New sked, new luck. :)

Looks normal to me. No funny courses or turns. Even Sebastien Destremau is moving a pace again.

 

crashtack

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Seems they're not very afraid of it, trying to get close and personal. NHC suggests max sustained winds are only 65mph, so I guess it can't be too bad

 
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