Post by iconPost by haffiman | 2010-05-19 | 05:13:03

Thank you for probably the best VR tool of them all.
For the second time it rescued my 'blind' navigation to the finish.
However the finish and rounding of the east corner of Jamaica showed the danger of relying to much on any tool and 'forget' the 'head'.
For some reason, during the whole leg, most boats seems to be directed too far to the east ending them either stranded ashore or making some rather panic sort of evasive maneuvers.
Even if putting a rounding 2 miles east of Jamaica, to get around, the result was the same.
The only reason I may find is that the calculations are done to 'fastest within 10(?) miles of marker and not the marker itself?

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Post by iconPost by zezo | 2010-05-20 | 15:44:32
There was not much strategy during this leg. Get around the weak wind square in the first few hours and then keep straight line towards Jamaica (heading 31-32), so the ranking was decided mostly by the distance when rounding Morant point.
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