Gulf Stream

Beginning Friday, May 18, the C2B Race has been developed to give every sailing enthusiast, from the diehard racer to the family crewed adventurers, a chance to participate in a 777 nautical mile challenge of navigational skill and true bluewater sailing.

Gulf Stream

Postby jim » Fri May 18, 2007 2:25 pm

Looks like the trick in this race is to cross the stream as fast as possible. Maybe think about what to do with that doughnut shape that looks like an eddy on the east side of the stream. Is there a celestial class or are all navigators modern ?
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Postby Dr Mats » Fri May 18, 2007 3:18 pm

Around 32n 76w?

It looks pretty tricky to my untrained eye - Im quite curious to see how it's handled.

According to http://rads.tudelft.nl/gulfstream/ it's a counterclockwise current, so I'd think they run S of that loop.

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Postby jim » Fri May 18, 2007 5:12 pm

I don't think I would trust those dutchmen. The numerical model from the Delft institute.... Maybe just a straight line/ make the boat go fast /don't chase every eddy /calculate how far off course (how many extra miles you'd have to go)
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Postby ChiefSci » Fri May 18, 2007 6:28 pm

We have at least one Far Horizon Drifter between Charleston and Bermuda. FHD #1970 Not moving very fast.

http://www.horizonmarine.com/ioos/seacoos.png

$200 plus return shipping for anyone who recovers it.
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Postby KathieandBilly » Sun May 20, 2007 6:21 pm

what is a far horizon drifter??
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