[ANNOUNCE]: Hackathon Toronto Sat Apr 28

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Wed Apr 11 16:52:24 BST 2007

On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 04:13:23PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> What I don't understand is why it picks Le Harve as its setting off point,
> rather than the seemingly more logical starting off points of Cornwall or
> even the south west of Ireland.

Once you consider great circles, routes can be quite surprising.

However, I assume that it's not actually trying to pick the optimal distance
because it's not a serious route plan, and so the start and end points for
the swim are fixed and arbitrarily-chosen.

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