That web site is fascinating
by Son of Galway (2012-12-19 22:15:41)
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  In reply to: The Vendee Globe is half over.  posted by Atticus

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?


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