It's about two-fifths as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 0.4377270 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 2.284530 times that amount.(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 2,200 fathoms. While famous for its automotive racing, the first motorsport held at the track was a series of motorcycle races in August, 1909 — a little less than two years before the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race was run.
It's about two-fifths as long as Daytona International Speedway.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 0.4377270 times the length of Daytona International Speedway, and the length of Daytona International Speedway is 2.284530 times that amount.(Daytona Beach, Florida) (tri-oval course)
The tri-oval course of the Daytona International Speedway, upon which the NASCAR Daytona 500 is run, is 2,200 fathoms in length. Although the tri-oval design is said to allow for greater visibility during the race, the real reason for the then-unique design was that plot available for construction of the track was only 350 acres and could not accommodate a traditional oval layout of appropriate length.
It's about one-third as tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 0.36060 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 2.7730 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 2,671 fathoms. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about one-third as tall as a Vinson Massif.
In other words, the height of a Vinson Massif is 2.7780 times 963 fathoms.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 2,675 fathoms at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about three times as tall as a Canton Tower.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 2.90 times the height of a Canton Tower, and the height of a Canton Tower is 0.340 times that amount.(a.k.a. Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower, a.k.a. 广 州 电 视 观 光 塔) (Guangzhou, China) (to spire)
The Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower stands 330 fathoms to its spire. Initially described as holding the record for the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the ride at the top of the tower is actually an observation carousel; cars complete a trip around the top-floor track about every half-hour.
It's about three times as tall as The CN Tower.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 3.18280 times the height of The CN Tower, and the height of The CN Tower is 0.314190 times that amount.(a.k.a. La Tour CN, a.k.a. Canadian National Tower, a.k.a. Canada's National Tower) (Toronto, Canada) (to spire)
The CN Tower measures 302.560 fathoms tall at its spire. Used only in emergencies and for charitable climbing events, the 2,579-step staircase to the top is the longest metal staircase in the world.
It's about three-tenths as tall as Mount Elbrus.
In other words, 963 fathoms is 0.31210 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 3.2040 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mingi Tau, a.k.a. Эльбрус, a.k.a. იალბუზი) (Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit)
The west summit of the dual-summit volcano Mount Elbrus is 3,085 fathoms at its peak and is the highest peak in both Russia and the European continent. Until 1976, a cable car would take visitors to the mountain as far up as the Garabashi camp, located at an elevation of 2,078 fathoms.