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    Most of the boats are doing a neck-snapping 1.6 or 2.2 knots - so many that I think those are Pinnacle defaults. No worries - the wind for Friday and Saturday is forecast to be . . . 5 knots.

    That 800 nm is going to take awhile. CJ may really get her taxes done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogen View Post
    Since part of this race's tracker is an evaluation for use in the SHTP, please provide your feedback on the 'customer experience'.
    A nice feature would indicate the time at which each boat's position is posted: e.g. when I look at the tracker, what time is it? Brian told me that the tracker "pings" every two hours. Alot can happen in 2 hours. So, when I look at the pretty little pictures, what time is it THEN? Last time I saw it, Temerity was still at the bridge and now David is - ah! caught up with RacerX! (not that I am surprised, but whoa! That's alota catchup!).

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    I assumed the "Tracked At" time was the last time that boat's position was updated. With a bit of interpolation you can sort of guess where they will be next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    I assumed the "Tracked At" time was the last time that boat's position was updated. With a bit of interpolation you can sort of guess where they will be next.
    I prefer to extrapolate.

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    Is there any way to get a track to show?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    I prefer to extrapolate.
    Yeah, that's what I meant. OUTSIDER dropped out already.

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    Outsider chose not to participate. He accompanied the fleet toward the gate with no sails. Mas! did not start, sent an early email to that effect.

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    What, no Mas? (Sorry) For the season standings, Greg would have been better off to start and then DNF. Maybe his crew didn't work out.

    So it's MOUTON NOIR vs. RACER X for the steak knives in DH . . .

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    I had crew, provisioned up and liferaft, etc. but decided I didn't want to flop around for 3 days waiting for wind. Looking at the wind speed out there and the forecast I think I made the right call, at least for now.

    I could have started then DNF for a slightly better score but I thought that would be bad form so we put up the mainsail and sailed out with the fleet until the shipping channel as the wind lightened as forecast. I hope it's not as bad as forecast for the fleet. Good luck to the folks toughing it out.

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    your entry did heighten the excitement for the race, Greg. Certainly for the betting crowd. You were the bitters in the old fashioned.

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