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23 de Diciembre 2005

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in Google Earth

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in Google EarthThe official site of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has announced they will be supporting Google Earth as their format of choice for following the race. The race begins on December 26th and the site indicated the position updates wiill be done every ten minutes. The route goes from Sydney, Australia to the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. This yacht race has been going on for about 60 years and has often been in the news. The weather can be very challenging on this race, and on some years boats have been lost due to the weather.

You can download their Sydney Hobart Yacht Race GE file and learn more about the race right now. Then, save it in your My Places folder so you will be ready to check on the race after Christmas. I like how they have used their placemarks folder to provide details on the race and links back to the web site. I am also looking forward to following this race in near-real time for the first time.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 23 de Diciembre 2005 a las 06:45 AM

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    Do you know who supplies the Inmarsat D+ terminals installed onboard the yachts?

    Enviado por: Israel at 26 de Diciembre 2005 a las 07:40 AM

    This is looking cool.
    1 minute I was tracking a whale a few thousand miles away from them, now I am tracking 85 yachts :P

    I wonder if they'll keep it switched and we can follow them on their next trips.

    Enviado por: SashDaMan at 26 de Diciembre 2005 a las 11:49 AM

    It's great application of Google Earth. Will be there anything similar also during Dakar 2006?

    Enviado por: Lars at 27 de Diciembre 2005 a las 06:50 PM

    I can't see the ships anymore on Google Earth. And it is not possible to go on the Homepage of the Race. Can anybody help me where I can find the standings of the Race?



    Enviado por: Holger at 27 de Diciembre 2006 a las 02:33 PM

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