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Leg #2 of the RTW race got underway today on schedule.
391 boats went their separate ways.

I logged the start in a blog that allows me to intermix text and images.

Here is a link to that post:
Hi Jawz, email sent mate.

Hirilonde, no. Icegates were not in place in the Whitbread races... Made for some hair-raising sailing... especially at night
I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
Posted a piece on Great Circle routing on my blog. The link is: http://sailing.reddolphin.com/2014/03/06/the-not-so-great-circle-route.aspx
Hope you find it interesting.
And the latest blog entry regarding this race covers weather in the South Atlantic for the next 48hrs [starting at 07MAR2000Z]
Here is the link:
Very interested in comments posted to the blog.
Excellent blog javakeda - I haven't seen you promoting it at all so, with your permission, I will share links in SOL's facebook group.. and link to this thread too :-)

Thank you!!
Thanks javakeda!
I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
javakeda - so sorry to hear you were crook for a lot of this leg.. your blog had the makings of an excellent resource.

Will you be updating it at all? I'll be linking to the first post (about the start) in the Podium blogpost presently .. would be v cool to have an overview of the leg in its entirety and, thus far, no-one has done one!!

Hi Folks

Here are my workings for the Race Results Legs 1 through 3 in excel format(Values only).
Two sheets. One for the Overall Positions and the other for Elapsed Time.

Enjoy :)

I wonder why the registration for the next leg is left so late? Some of us have to go about our business early tomorrow morning for a few days in Africa, with no/little signal - so, in my case can't even set any course for the start - why?
This is my favorite time in an Ocean race. It's all about weather forecasting.

Later, when the forecasts are 'in' for each skipper, it will be more about routing and execution of that route.

But right now, it's about where the major systems will be [and when] in the next two weeks ... from Auckland to The Horn.

After The Horn is a second race ... probably 5-7 days ... again with a weather forecasting element to it ... but more a routing exercise.

Looks like the fleet will clear the East Cape of NZL in perhaps less than a day after the start.

Then, it's "Katie bar the door!"

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