Post by iconPost by JYL56 | 2014-10-24 | 09:16:01

Go to 40S/10W ? - Cette bouée n'apparaît pas sur le parcours de VR vers Cape Town. Doit-on en tenir compte et la laisser à bâbord. Merci pour ta réponse.

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Post by iconPost by JYL56 | 2014-10-24 | 09:37:11
Oh ! OK. It's an arbitrary waypoint because you think the route is likely to go into the Roaring Forties at some point. Thanks
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2014-10-24 | 13:24:44
Yes, routing directly to the Cape tends to get you North of the st. Helena high, which in turn gets you closer, but sailing against the prevailing winds later, while the rest of the fleet enjoys 25 kt boat speed further South.

It's quite possible that the best route goes even further South, depending on the state of the weather systems crossing the Atlantic at the time.
Post by iconPost by Fair_Winds | 2014-10-24 | 14:40:10
Ah ok, that answers my question I had begun to written when I saw this post...
"There is a litte "red dot" located exactly at 40S - 10 W on your map - what´s this? Because in the NOR (Notice of Race) there are nothing mentioned of any more rounding marks or any ICEGATES on this leg? (My plan is to go a lot deeper than 40S, that´s why... and when writing to support at VR, there are as usual.. no answer... But in the NOR for leg 5 and 7, it says: ""The course MAY include provision to reduce the risk of sailing through areas of significant ice." But if they have decided to do so on this leg, I think we should´ve been noticed a few days ago, because it´s now, when rounding "the only mark" FdN, you´ll have to decide what to do... So, my interpretation of all this, is that there are no more limitations in this leg, you are free to sail any route you want towards Cape Town.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2014-10-24 | 14:51:27
It's possible that going to 50S could work. Or maybe not, we'll see.

For the NZ-Cape horn leg the great cirle route goes too far South, and it happens to be later in the year, so there may be ice gates in the real race.
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