Archive for October, 2009

Race Graphs

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

I’ve put together a little automation to draw graphs from the data on the Race Viewer page:

http://springdot.org/race/

They are getting updated as new data arrives on the Race Viewer page.

ETA for CA Tweets

Monday, October 12th, 2009

I added an ETA field to the Twitter updates of California, displaying month/day and time in UTC. It is based simply on the last 12 hour progress and the distance to finish. Because the 12 hour progress can vary a lot, the ETA should be taken with a big grain of salt. See yourself at clippercal.

California Clipper on Twitter

Monday, October 5th, 2009

To get immediate updates of the progress of California on your cell phone you can follow http://twitter.com/clippercal on Twitter.
The data is from Clipper’s Race Viewer converted into a more concise format.
E.g.

1004-1500z #10(10) 12HR=24(27) DTF=3309(-4) DTL=588(+20) Racing

shows

  • date (month/day) and time (24 hour format, in UTC)
  • 12 hour progress in nautical miles (previous 12 hour progress in parentheses)
  • distance to finish in nautical miles (difference to previous report in parentheses)
  • distance to leading boat in nautical miles (difference to previous report in parentheses)
  • status