Went a bit conservative as I was going out last night. Lost too many places.
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look out everyone, BrendanS is joining in ......
He's not prefixed with YBW, so not in our league!! lol
A question for those in the leading pack - which appear to be heading almost westerly out into the atlantic. Looks like all that is out there over the next few days is lightish winds in the middle, then stronger winds in the wrong direction further west. What is the plan?
btw, I (YBW_tmh900) started late, did well initially, now trying hard to get above #600.
I see the lightish winds coming as almost central, so I think a big split coming up, stay out west or keep east!
What is everybody doing?
Changing my mind everytime I log on seems like a good move to me. Keeps the crew on their toes and confuses the opposition.
Originally Posted by Alistairr
On the other hand I see Trev is keeping a fairly steady course and is now No 1.
Last edited by Dipper; 07-11-11 at 10:23.
Last year I went out into the Atlantic. This year, I am sticking to the old clipper routes, and going down to the Canaries and then turning right, based on a quick look at the wind routing charts.
There was talk on the routing site for the Volvo boats of wind out west after 2 - 3 days, so it may be worth the gamble to head west.
From my position west just isnt an option. Light winds for the next 96 hours means I reckon i can be south of the canaries by the time it picks up.
The leaders out could have made a west route work but not now.
I am slipping by the hour, now 150nm behind and loosing ground in light airs
Good on Trev! leading the field. Just wondering though what your plan is? Ready for gybe yet? I just don't see west being an option now but it won't be the first time I've been wrong. In fact going from 1st to 90 something now I wouldn't listen to anything I say.
Originally Posted by Dipper