Magellan
Post by iconPost by YourMomSA | 2019-03-19 | 22:26:16

Magellan looks possibly interesting. It's hard to figure out much about it without committing to do it. Anyone have much info yet?

I was able to get into toxcct's polars through the dashboard... Looks like the boat is a "Caravelle" with max speeds in the vicinity of 7.8 kts... that's with a C0 and foils in 20 kts wind. Seems humorous to be using foils and a C0 on a Caravelle, but I'm actually happy to see it as I had wondered in the past if we might ever see a Hermione with foils.

The boat also has horrible upwind VMG angles... but interestingly its fastest point of sail under 7 kts windspeed is TWA 70, so it isn't just a downwind slogger like Hermione.

The dashboard's map also confirms that you must pass through the Canaries, as well as through a gate off Caravelas, Brazil. If the fleet encounters an upwind approach to either, that could get tricky.

Has anyone determined whether or not this event has any other oddities, such as the food impacts in the hold Hermione events?

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Post by iconPost by toxcct | 2019-03-20 | 09:07:25
I see a better top speed of 8.115kts with a Heavy Gennaker, TWA 150°, Wind Speed 24kts.
That's a lot ! :)

Regarding the foils and C0 on a caravelle, yeah, that's pretty irrelevant, but I suspect they would have to update too much of their boat model to be able to fully support such old boats (IIRC, those ships don't have symmetric polars, regulars/modern sails have nothing in common with those old squared pieces of tissue).

What I find funny is the animations when you get to pick the options.
The radio is a parrot, the foils are racks of paddles, etc...

Regarding the race, you said it all. I don't think there will be anything like the food tank in the Hermione race, and yes, there are buoys and gates, but nothing hidden we should worry about.
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