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Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in Google Earth

Following in the wake of the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race, the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race will allow those using Google Earth to follow their race. The race starts in a little less than two days (at 0150 GMT on 01APR2006). You can read about the Goolge Earth feed (or network link) for the race here, or you can download the network link now and be ready for the race when it starts. You will be able to see each of the race boats, its position, and possibly other information such as speed, distance to finish, or distance to the leader. A red rhumb line will be shown giving the shortest distance route from start to finish.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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