VOR LEG 8/11 Itajai - Newport
Post by iconPost by Flying Dutchman | 2018-04-06 | 13:51:08

Cvetan,

Do you maybe still have also a pro.kmz file of the leg 8 routes taken from Itajai to Newport in one of the previous editions of the VOR (like you did for latest leg 7 or actually in the previous edition it was a leg 5).
They give a nice first glance in Google Earth.

rgrds
Flying Dutchman, Eric

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Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-04-06 | 13:58:01
It was Leg 6, but went to Miami that year. Quite different strategy in the North Atlantic.

http://zezo.org/leg6_0.kmz
http://zezo.org/leg6_pro.kmz
http://zezo.org/leg6_pro_full.kmz
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-04-06 | 14:01:26
A lot of alternative races in the SO version ;-)
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-04-08 | 13:07:22
The leg comes in 3 distinctive parts with separate decisions.

1) Along the coast up to Natal. More offshore or not.

2) Rounding the Brazilian coast. Usually slightly offshore because of the wind patterns, bit it depends.

3) Passage to Newport. Generally two options are possible. South, along the Caribbean islands, or a direct route.
Post by iconPost by Flying Dutchman | 2018-04-10 | 14:38:26
Thanks Cvetan. Was off line for a while. Nice to evaluate
Post by iconPost by Flying Dutchman | 2018-04-10 | 14:45:57
Did you by the way make pro.kmz files of the current race too?
Post by iconPost by Alex Wind | 2018-04-16 | 22:03:55
Is there a course which dosen't require going throw land?

Post by iconPost by huditojo | 2018-04-20 | 12:54:25
Is it me or Zezo as an "exclusion zone" after Natal???
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-04-20 | 16:34:35
That's artifact of the router algorithm. It will resolve itself when we get closer.

BTW it's possible that when it comes to it the track will look about the same way because of the trade wind weather pattern.
Post by iconPost by Seahog | 2018-04-21 | 03:17:19
Is it just me having finger trouble, but my chart is giving me the start way offshore. In position 37 18.7S 47 07.5W
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-04-21 | 08:34:52
Default position is

start_lat -26.91378
start_lon -48.62781


Extension also opens http://zezo.org/vor/chart.pl?lat=-26.91378&lon=-48.62781 right now.
Post by iconPost by Seahog | 2018-04-21 | 09:39:04
Thanks for that
Post by iconPost by Ursus Maritimus | 2018-04-25 | 18:39:11
Time to hoist the furled up code 0 ...
Post by iconPost by Lazy_Hikers_Finland | 2018-04-26 | 09:59:46
My CZ is full of mold
Post by iconPost by marcusbelgicus | 2018-04-29 | 19:53:46
Here is a small video of the visit of #SansFiltre team in the office of VR...
https://www.volvooceanrace.com/fr/video/11598_Volvo-Ocean-Race-SansFiltre-Episode-8.html
A good opportunity to practice your french !
Enjoy!


Post by iconPost by JohnT | 2018-04-30 | 15:28:04
Thanks for posting. The combination of a fast talking reporter and my rusty french limited my main takeaways to 1) they have the programming resources to fix the WebGL memory leak & 2) this is not the only place that Philippe stays in hiding...
oh, I almost forgot: they had a much nicer map display than the one they give us, but I guess that would use even more memory!
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2018-04-30 | 17:59:08
The map display is google maps, probably web based. You can't use it for commercial purposes without paying.
Post by iconPost by lorenzo | 2018-04-30 | 20:33:33
I was surprised not seeing any monitor with zezo website open :-)
Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2018-04-30 | 20:34:47
Nor with my polars chart ^^
Post by iconPost by Ursus Maritimus | 2018-04-30 | 21:54:01
probably Philippe forced them to close those screens for the shoot :-)
Post by iconPost by Ursus Maritimus | 2018-04-30 | 21:54:43
partner code: sansfiltre

did anyone give it a try? you can only give in partner code before race start :(
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