Brest Atlantiques
Post by iconPost by ludo13470 | 2019-11-01 | 21:15:03


Is it possible to modify the starting date ? Vr announces the start of the race on the 6th of November at 1pm.

The start was reported because of stormy weather in Britain on sunday.


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Post by iconPost by GeGaX | 2019-11-02 | 12:49:49
Official race start => 05/11/2019 at 11:00 CET
No change on VR at time
Wet and Sea 😉
Post by iconPost by GeGaX | 2019-11-02 | 14:56:02
The departure of the virtual ones will be the same as that of the real ones (info forum VR - moderator)
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2019-11-02 | 14:59:16
Thanks for the information. Changed to 05/11/2019 at 11:00 CET
Post by iconPost by GeGaX | 2019-11-02 | 18:51:59
Thanks 😉
Post by iconPost by Tzigane | 2019-11-02 | 16:40:35
Is it a fleet race or a record?
Post by iconPost by GeGaX | 2019-11-02 | 18:49:40
It's a normal race, not a record
Post by iconPost by Tzigane | 2019-11-02 | 19:42:29
Good, thanks.
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2019-11-11 | 15:46:23
Cvetan, is it possible to put a gate into the router to not allow us to go South of Rio until we are West (or South) of the turning mark? Is the gap between the turning mark and the mainland large enough for the router to be able to figure that out?

The lead group is projected to get to Rio around 4 or 5 AM in my timezone, and without such a gate, I'd have to wake up at 4 AM to get a routing... I'd love to be able to get the routing without waking up if possible... :-)


Post by iconPost by zezo | 2019-11-11 | 18:45:55
The turn is too sharp for the router, so a gate won't work. I'd place one right from the start if I could.

Remember, the router can't make a step backwards, i.e. closer to the origin than the previous one. That's one of the thing that makes it fast enough for online service.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2019-11-11 | 18:52:19
On a second thought the route to Cape Town is likely to continue down the coast with the current forecast, so it might work, but I'll have to check.
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2019-11-11 | 19:30:06
Thanks. That's in line with my thinking.

Or maybe you can artificially make the Guandu River 20 nm wide and 200 nm long so we can set starting points upriver and route to Cape Town from there. ;-)
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2019-11-13 | 14:13:47
Added the gate, and it works to some extent, but:

- You have to be North of it when you check, because it's defined as N-S gate

- The result may or may not be optimal, depending on the weather conditions.
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2019-11-13 | 16:38:36
Looks great, thanks!!!
Post by iconPost by pr06 | 2019-11-15 | 12:57:02

already pas the Rio de Janeiro gate, but the routing is trying to bring me back to rio instead of targeting South Africa.

Did I need to do something so that the next target is shown (instead of the last one ?)

Post by iconPost by BooBill | 2019-11-15 | 12:59:21
Right-click anywhere on the map, select "Go to Cape Town" from the drop-down menu.
Post by iconPost by tyghfg | 2019-11-15 | 13:33:33
sry worn topic.delete this post :)

Post by iconPost by DancingBrave | 2019-11-23 | 16:27:40
I keep being tempted by The Gambia Coast route; please, someone help me see reason and talk me out of it... :)
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2019-11-23 | 18:27:33
The steady trade winds against you up to Gibraltar vs. a low pressure system ride later on?

With a 500nm predicted difference.

And you still need persuasion? ;-)

Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2019-11-23 | 23:35:45
If you want to convince yourself... then you have to believe the Low will not develop, or will develop with significantly different timing, or will route itself above Ireland where people riding it will have trouble getting down to the finish. It's far enough into the future that these are all possible. That just isn't the forecast right now.

That coast is usually risky. If you want to take a risk, it's a good way to do it. If you're unhappy with your standing, and are ok risking losing 2,000 spots for the chance to get up to the front, then it could be fun. But the odds are against it.
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2019-11-26 | 10:59:20
And it did change exactly that way. The African group does not look bad now, if they can really pass the doldrums in the next two days.

Atlantic crossing becomes tricky when the Azores High stretches all the way to Ireland.
Post by iconPost by BGSteMarine | 2019-11-30 | 09:34:55
Chances were really really low !! But il has been a fun try ;-)
Post by iconPost by zezo | 2019-11-30 | 10:41:34
It did not look too bad few days ago. I even felt bad for a while for giving overconfident advice. But then, I'm playing this game for 10 years now, and don't remember a coastal route working out in either direction.

The problem with routing in doldrums (or any unstable weather) is that the prediction is always much better than reality because the router searches way in a fixed wind field, but in reality that field changes all the time and you can't really follow a fixed route.
Post by iconPost by DancingBrave | 2019-11-30 | 14:57:10
Indeed, was worth a try, I was already 6-9 hours behind the fully kitted out boats anyway, but the sage advice proffered above proved to be exactly that.

I've never seen that route pay off either but took the gamble anyway as there seemed to be a big time gap to the next tier of the fleet. I was approx alongside BigBird when I headed coastal so will be curious to see how many places I dropped when I trail in 24hours + behind him :)
Post by iconPost by SlyStarLeRetour | 2019-11-26 | 18:47:54
we can be lucky too :)
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