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Most of the links on the official website for the tracking map are broken. But you can find it here.

Wouldn't  you classify the new gen IMOCA boats as flying machines ? there is not much of the hull in contact with the water when they are at pace

shipping - traffic seperation scheme

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39 minutes ago, B00B00 said:

Those boats are going to get a hiding overnight. Gusting over 50kts. Wouldnt be suprise to see some damage in the morning.

Really quite a volatile week of weather in the northern Atlantic! 

Already 26 knots (1.00pm our time) with 4.0m seas in the west - Charlie Dalin was doing 16 knots in 3.0m seas further east than the western bunch such as Tripon, Escoffier, AT and co who were doing 12-15 knots in 4.0m seas! Very hard to compare even as boats are stil relatively close together.  Intersting that vendee globe site had Hugo Boss as fastest average speed last 24 hours at 10.7knots

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Alex Thomson looks like he's wired for everything.  Speed/bow height/heel angle/g-force/HR/calories and on and on.

https://www.alexthomsonracing.com/the-hub/alex/

Sleep makes for some interesting reading, a grand total of 15 minutes so far.

Data recorded by a custom-built health sensing device, optimised for Alex and worn around his upper arm at all times during the race. Data is sent directly from the device and displayed exclusively on The Hub.

In order to detect sleeping intervals, Nokia Bell Labs combine data from the health sensing device (specifically heart rate and motion) with information about the boat’s motion. An algorithm has been developed using data collected during training, as well as on-shore periods in order to identify patterns characteristic of sleep in terms of heart rate and motion relative to the boat.

 

 

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I’ve been following Jean Le Cam, he’s holding his own against the new boats. There’s a good piece on him on the Vendee globe site.

https://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/19915/yes-he-cam

Seems like the Eastern fleet didn’t loose too much by heading south early

So when do the foilers have the advantage ?
 

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Slow to realise the tracker is not real time
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On 11/11/2020 at 8:26 PM, muzled said:

Alex Thomson looks like he's wired for everything.  Speed/bow height/heel angle/g-force/HR/calories and on and on.

https://www.alexthomsonracing.com/the-hub/alex/

Sleep makes for some interesting reading, a grand total of 15 minutes so far.

Data recorded by a custom-built health sensing device, optimised for Alex and worn around his upper arm at all times during the race. Data is sent directly from the device and displayed exclusively on The Hub.

In order to detect sleeping intervals, Nokia Bell Labs combine data from the health sensing device (specifically heart rate and motion) with information about the boat’s motion. An algorithm has been developed using data collected during training, as well as on-shore periods in order to identify patterns characteristic of sleep in terms of heart rate and motion relative to the boat.

 

 

I listed to a video post he made on FB yesterday where he said that he was 'nodding-off' occasionally (sounded like very brief periods of time where he just fall asleep and suddenly re-awaken) but the sleep tracker was not recording these periods as "sleep" because his pulse rate was still around/above 90 bpm. I think his max heart rate was above 170 during sail changes.... the guy is amazing

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