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Explanation of changes in the way we are comparing positions on the charts and in calculations

 
In the table  "Distance from the Start and to the Finish" we continue to use positions every 24 hours after the start of each row, i.e Hallin Marine - positions at 20:30GMT and Sara G - at 14:00GMT. So there are no changes.
 

We've changed the map using different time for the positions: 8:00GMT for Hallin Marine and 11:00GMT for Sara G. Please see below the reason for these changes

 
La Mondiale

 We are using  positions of LM taken at 12:00GMT, the start time of LM and hence the only record we have at our disposal. In fact the positions "32 days to finish" should be taken at 20:35GMT (the time of La Mondiale's arrival from which 32 days have been subtracted) So on the chart the dot "LM 32" should be read as " 32 days plus 8 hours 35 minutes left to finish". In order to be precise when comparing positions  of Hallin Marine and Sara G  with those of La Mondiale  we have to adjust the time of their positions to the time of positions of La Mondiale.

 
Hallin Marine
In order to break the Record HM has to arrive in PSC Barbados not later than Fabruary 8th 15:48GMT. For example it means the positions for Day32 ( 32 days away from the finish) should be  taken  on January 7th at 15:48GMT. But to adjust it to La Mondiale ( to show it precisely at 32 days plus 8h 35 min left to finish) we have to take positions 8 hours 35 minutes earlier - at 7:13GMT.
So  the dot on the chart HM32 means 32 days plus 8h35 min left to finish in record time.
 
Sara G
In order to break the Record SG has to arrive in PSC Barbados not later than Fabruary 9th 19:30GMT. It means the positions for Day32 ( 32 days away from the finish) should be  taken  on January 8th at 19:30GMT. But to adjust it to La Mondiale ( to show it precisely at 32 days plus 8h 35 min left to finish) we have to take positions 8 hours 35 minutes earlier - at 11:00GMT.
So SG28 dot on the chart means 28 days plus 8h35 min left to finish in record time
 
 
 

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