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Velocity Made Good

A cache by Madmartigan Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/7/2008
2.5 out of 5
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

On northern shore of Elba Island - Sulla costa nord dell'Isola d'Elba.

Velocity made good, or "vmg," is a term in sailing, and specifically yacht racing, that refers to the component of a sailboat's velocity that is in the direction of the next mark. The concept is useful in sailing, because a sailboat often cannot sail directly to a mark to reach the mark as quickly as possible. Instead of sailing toward the mark, the captain wants to choose a point of sail that optimizes velocity made good.

The cache is a small cylindrical blu plastic container, hidden beside a large rock (see pictures).
It contains small items (a japanise bookmark, a small ball, a pine cone) and a logbook/pencil.

From Cavo the ideal parking slot is at
N 42 51.992 E 10 25.178 (thus is a fee parking area, 3 hours at 3.5 Euro). Then you can hit the beach nearby at N 42 52.024 E 10 25.154 and walk on the beach (left) for 10-15 min until a large rock. The cache in hidden behind that large rock in a small hole, partially covered by a small rock (still a little visible).

No mugglers around!

The beach is a gravel one so bring a paid of good shoes.

The name of the cache comes from watching the sailing boats passing by.

The place itself is lonely and beautiful. A lonely cache sofar in the northern part of the island.


Velocity made good e' un termine velico che indica la componente della velocita' di una barca a vela verso la destinazione. Le barche a vela risalendo il vento non possono navigare direttamente verso la meta ed utilizzano delle virate o dei "bordi", tipo zig-zag, per risalire il vento. La vmg indica quanto si sta guadagnando verso la meta.

Il cache e' un piccolo contenitore di plastica blu che contiene piccoli oggetti (segnalibro giapponese, pigna), ed il logbook/matita.

Da Cavo il parcheggio ideale e'
N 42 51.992 E 10 25.178 (3 hours at 3.5 Euro).

La vicina spiaggia e' N 42 52.024 E 10 25.154. Camminare sulla spiaggia (sinistra) per 10-15 min fino ad un grosso roccione. Il cache e' nascosto dietro il roccione, in una piccola cavita' parzialmente coperta da una piccola roccia.

No mugglers!

La spiaggia e' di sassi, portate buone scarpe.

Il nome del cache deriva dal guardare le vicine barche a vela che passano.

La zone e' solitaria e bella. Per ora e' il solo cache nella parte nord dell'isola.

Buon divertimento!

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