I have so many questions after watching the track of the race.
For instance, wind patterns must surely dictate the sometimes circuitous routes chosen by the participants. I wonder how they track wind in other locations than their own? Satellite weather reports? I wonder what data they can access?
I also was interested in the way the sailboats would slow to a crawl at times. The boats would then sometimes change directions, apparently looking for wind.
I don't have time to study it now, but I may devote some time to this when I have the opportunity.
By the way, have you finished Manchester volume 3? Thoughts?
Its maps will show the direction of the prevailing winds.
I put the tjird volume on hold while I re-read Lonesome Dove. I read the first hundred pages or so of the Churchill and find it very good reading. It seems to lack the spirit of Manchester's work.