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Sailing the Trades

Nice waves, warmer, refreshing breeze, it’s starting to feel like Paradise.

Looking for more wind

Looking for more wind: everything seems a bit warmer and less windy. Squalls are already forming in the early afternoon.

The Hawaiian Koa‘e

The Tropicbird, Hawaiian Koa‘e, just greeted us, 1000 miles off any land. This very elegant bird likes to come and hunt flying fish while staying in the air for weeks at a time. They’ll also dive for prey if they spot any. The genetic lineage of the Tropicbird is a bit of a mystery. A…

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Position Update: July 12, 6:00pm

Philippe uses MotionX-GPS HD on the iPad and is sharing with you the following track: Name: Transpacific 2011-4 Start Date: July 8, 2011 1:33 pm Map: View on Map Total Distance: 1,195 nautical miles Elapsed Time: 100:28:39 Avg Speed: 11.9 kts Max Speed: 20.5 kts Avg Pace: 05’03” per nm Min Altitude: 0 ft Max…

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Where we are in the Transpac Race:

We’re sailing to a tough handicap with a beautiful Santa Cruz 70 vintage design variation. So we need to be smart navigators. We are navigators. That’s what we do on the water, but that is very much our profession at Motionx-Fullpower. At MotionX we are leaders for In-Car navigation, Pedestrian navigation, Runner navigation and much…

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The Key Tool

When we navigate we all have our preferences. After 13 Trans-Pacific races, 3 double-handed ones and records/victories in all the classics the tool that I would not go without for this race is a super accurate barometer. We at MotionX can’t wait for the first CE devices to have pressure sensors. There is so much…

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