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19 de Febrero 2006

Follow Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 in Google Earth

Pirates of the Caribbean Sailboat Volvo Ocean RaceThe 4th leg of the Volvo Ocean Race round-the-world yacht race started today. They left Wellington, New Zealand for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 6700 nautical miles away. This is the longest leg of the race, and goes through the perilous roaring 40s of the southern ocean, around the treacherous Cape Horn, and through the tricky southern Atlantic.

You can see other details about the race and Google Earth network link in my earlier stories here and here. Or you can just download the network link now and see the history of the previous three legs and watch the LIVE race in Google Earth right now. You might want to load the current global clouds as well.

You also might want to install the excellent official free 3D application - Virtual Spectator = for watching the race with more detailed information and excellent 3D rendering of the boats, their wake, sail changes, the weather, night and day, and the weather conditions. It runs on Windows 98 and up.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 19 de Febrero 2006 a las 08:16 AM

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    How can I take out the clouds from de view?

    Enviado por: Francisco at 3 de Marzo 2006 a las 12:44 PM

    Look for the clouds in one of the folders in the Places pane and turn it off.

    Enviado por: Frank Taylor at 3 de Marzo 2006 a las 01:23 PM

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