Armandolio and Smack, thanks and you are more than well comed but as I have said, I am keeping the VOR alive in the interesting boat thread. Too much trouble keeping two threads alive when the participation is not much.
I know that Smack noticed this already but following Ocean races live, studying the weather report for several days, seeing what the options they take and laying what you think is "your" option is a great, amusing and fast way of learning how to interpret Grib (whether data) data and how to use it to navigate properly on an Ocean crossing.
Just for that following these races should raise a lot more interest on the ones that like sailing and want to learn how to navigate on a crossing. Lessons for free given by some of the world best navigators and most of the guys just don't have an interest in learning
. That is hard to accept.