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RTW6 — pre-race

RTW6 Rhumb and GC routes
Chart #1 — Rhumb Line and Great Circle Route comparison.

In this race, there are three reasons to head up the east coast of the United States and Canada.

First,  the Great Circle Route goes that way. Despite appearances, the Rhumb Line on Chart #1 is about 165 nm longer than the Great Circle Route arcing to the north side of the rhumb.

But second, and more important, is the Bermuda High.

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