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Old 31 October 2010, 05:32   #51
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Just had a peek at digimap AIS tracking. St Malo looks rather busy and Condor heading towards the crowd at 30+ knots ???
Yes I was having a look earlier, and trying to imagine all the boats without AIS on top of that

Not sure what the vhf working channel is for the race but listening to ch12 (St. Malo port) and ch16 is starting to give me a headache

Still pretty dull and windy, can't see me putting myself through 70nm of misery today Rib race maybe, wafi race I don't think so!
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Old 31 October 2010, 05:35   #52
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I might be able to see the boats from my house when they go past Cap Frehel. By the way, what's this digimap AIS thing? Is it online? If so, does anyone have the address?

PS. It's ok, I've found it. Blimey, isn't that amazing? Is there no end to the ingenuity of mankind?

http://www.digimap.gg/ais
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Old 31 October 2010, 05:40   #53
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I might be able to see the boats from my house when they go past Cap Frehel. By the way, what's this digimap AIS thing? Is it online? If so, does anyone have the address?
Thought you would know about that Paul?
http://marinetraffic.com
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Martini's link is the original one, like Digimap we too have AIS framed into our site.

It is fascinating, many a happy excuse to get the boat out when you spot a boat without a photo. Geeky, I know.

There is a different site too:

http://www.shipais.com/
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Number of vessels

I think the 20000 estimate may be a bit elaborate but certainly reckon there could be circa 10000 boats on the water. In the photos there are at least 3 or 4 support ribs per vessel. The yachts are leaving port with half a dozen crew or more who will need jump off somewhere.

http://www.routedurhum-labanqueposta...01p01_home.php

The pictures give a good indication of how many spectators vessels including the brittany ferry full of spectators !!!
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You can join this race on line by playing Virtual Regatta, it shows the progress of the real yachts as well as those just playing online.

http://www.virtualregatta.com/index_rdr_lbp.php

If you join please add me as a friend, my yachts name is The Po.
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You can join this race on line by playing Virtual Regatta, it shows the progress of the real yachts as well as those just playing online.

http://www.virtualregatta.com/index_rdr_lbp.php

If you join please add me as a friend, my yachts name is The Po.
Superb! I am in, "Alderney Star". Though I am supposed to be testing an inverter installation at the moment, so might miss the start.
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Looks like the pressure from RIB.netters has crashed their web site!
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Yep, I can't seem to get it to load either. And for that matter the AIS website doesn't seem to be showing any clusters of yachits. Where abouts are they likely to be by now? There seem to be a few just going round the corner, but not many.

Have to say the weather's a might calmer than they were forecasting so it probably wouldn't have been such a bad trip after all. Not too worry though, I've been busy checking tappet clearances and giving the o/b a good service.

PS It's alright, I've found them. Wasn't zoomed in enough. Just off St Malo. Just spotted the Victor Hugo amongst the melee and Condor Vitesse quite a way to the western end, presumably trying to get south without mowing them all down in the process.
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Old 31 October 2010, 09:29   #60
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It is settling down but not early enough for the trip there. A couple of big cabin boats set off from here earlier bound for the start line but turned around a short while later citing the sea conditions
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