Sunday, July 02, 2006

Ocean Fours Race Update

As of 4:14 PM (Greenwich Mean Time), the American team in James Robert Hanssen has made the transition out of the Gulf Stream. They've got 1,820 nautical miles left to go, and have opened up a 70 nautical mile lead on the next closest team, Yorkshire Warrior.

If you stop by the race tracking page, you'll see that the organizers have a bit different number. They are apparently just subtracing distance travelled from the straight-line distance between New York and Falmouth. Unfortunately, that doesn't work so well when you are following the surface of a spherical planet. By their measure, the team from OAR Northwest would have a lead of nearly 250 miles.

Tags: Shepherd Ocean Fours, Rowing