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    OK folks, the LongPac Tracker page is up, and when the race starts you should see all the boats.

    http://sfbaysss.org/main/longpac-2015/tracker/

    Let's hope it's an entertaining show for the folks at home.

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    Great! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogen View Post
    OK folks, the LongPac Tracker page is up, and when the race starts you should see all the boats.

    http://sfbaysss.org/main/longpac-2015/tracker/

    Let's hope it's an entertaining show for the folks at home.
    Thanks, David! Best wishes on Temerity!

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    Ooh, it's already providing entertainment. You can see where everyone's tracker is at the moment and it's funny that no one has left theirs on the boat except for someone who's out sailing today. It also feels a bit voyeuristic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamayun View Post
    Ooh, it's already providing entertainment. You can see where everyone's tracker is at the moment and it's funny that no one has left theirs on the boat except for someone who's out sailing today. It also feels a bit voyeuristic

    I don't think those are current positions -- probably just the ones when they were last turned off.

    The most drama in the race will probably occur at the start, when Brian attempts to toss 15 trackers from his boat to the racers.

    Hey how about that wind, or forecast lack thereof? I didn't want to deal with 30+, but a 6-day slat-fest would not be fun. Or maybe it would.

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    By the way, we thank Pinnacle for their help with the trackers! Please admire them along with our other sponsors on the LongPac page on the main site.

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    I counted again, I will have a total of 8 GPS receivers on board, so I guess there is no excuse for getting lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamayun View Post
    Ooh, it's already providing entertainment. You can see where everyone's tracker is at the moment and it's funny that no one has left theirs on the boat except for someone who's out sailing today. It also feels a bit voyeuristic
    That voyeuristic aspect is my primary objection to trackers. "What happens in the ocean . . ." Over the weekend, Light Speed went up to Drake's Bay, then came back and watched the fireworks from Clipper Cove, then went back to RYC. (This from the AIS via MarineTraffic.com) That I know this kinda creeps me out.

    As for LongPac boats, I'm rooting for "Unassigned" and of course, Racer X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    That voyeuristic aspect is my primary objection to trackers.

    We are renaming it to "The Race Stalker".


    I'm not sure which boat(s) will NOT be tracker equipped. It would be good to know, to keep people from freaking out when they don't see it on the chart.

    There are still a few glitches on the tracker page that should hopefully get fixed over the next 24 hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogen View Post
    I'm not sure which boat(s) will NOT be tracker equipped. It would be good to know, to keep people from freaking out when they don't see it on the chart. .
    Having just inspected Southernaire, that beauteous vessel, I can assure all that Sam will not have a tracker aboard. no no no It is not The Burns Way to be stalked. He does have a fishing pole.

    I would also like it on the record that, should Sam not make it back, he has bequeathed me his red Indian motorcyle.
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