Here's a map of the current location of the Volvo Ocean race yachts for those like me who can't get the official one to work.
Well, I'm not entirely happy with the Volvo Ocean Race Website. Let Me list:
- Video's won't go full screen.
- Video's won't play on linux, quite likly macs as well.
- Race Viewer doesn't work It did now it doesn't.
- Menu, the menu at the top requires such delecate mouse work its like one of those wire buzzer games you get a fete's.
- Virtual Spectator doesn't work for me. It shows now land no sea not lat no long. Its about as usefull as a chocolate fireguard, does work for some people but not me. My PC will play Doom 3 and Far Cry quite happily but not VS. Rating possibly unique to my PC but I doubt it.
Ok so you must have latest Java so I upgraded it ant lo it worked, that is untill it didn't any more on either of my PC's The rollover menu at the top is awfull, the videos are Windows Only and unhappy in Firefix/Opera. I've speant ages loading Java, Virtual Spectator etc and I'm a geek. I still can't get a map of where the Yachts are.
A working cross platform (linux mac compatible) map of where the VOR boats are is here OK so its not very good, it relies on VOR's deckman feed but don't knock it. Its better than nothing.
Please note this has no permission from VOR, and is primaraly for my own benefit, I can now enjoy the VOR without their website.
OK If you want to stick a map of the current VOR's positions on your own website/blog. Here's some code. Note require's PHP.