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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    XC Race is leading IMO
  2. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Yea this is my discard lol. In frande now with no WiFi making things tricky
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    well the worlds is over now meaning i can concentrate on the important sailing! Sadly it looks like my lack of time on the game has taken a big hit. i meant to do similar to breitling however i did not have the time to sail the route properly. It is looking pretty tight between teh front groups however!
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    thanks mate, lost the lead today but still got a 5th in the race so all to play for going into tmrw. I am also a member of the central pack however i fear we are going to be rolled by the eastern boats and wont get back to the west boats. I made this call from ECMWF forecasts so lets see how it goes. Only time will tell.
  5. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Yes indeed! Closest boat in the background. Bow 19. We recorded 42 kts on the racecourse today ! Could do with that on the VOR right now lol
  6. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I’ve been sneaking through in ghost mode. I distinctly remember hearing mike Sanderson saying never go through the Solomon Islands in one of the documentaries form the VOR. I will attempt to not listen to his advice and sneak through see if I can hold onto the far easterly boats.
  7. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    mangina and co. routed to come in a day ahead of me. shit.
  8. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Slowly making my way back into the fleet. Will see how the east west split goes as i don't have time to not follow zezo although i was aware it may be wrong due to the current weather system relying on the low off auckland right now. On a side note, made it onto the SA front page as the boat rounding the gate in the background
  9. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    i'm hoping even with the 4kt wind limit i can pull back the hour i am behind through the ITCS and concentrate a bit harder up the northern hemisphere. Getting absolutely smoked for now! On a side not i'd like to see someone try and get through the harbour on the way to the finish in HK!
  10. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    stu that was ballsy. Nicely done
  11. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    yes that guess is correct!
  12. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    having said that: I'll eat my words
  13. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    From a bit of local knowledge there im sure there have been more than the one i am thinking of but i know my parents were caught in a typhoon in the 80s around Phuket in christmas time but other than that i can't think of any this late/early in the typhoon season that have occurred and i cannot think of any other system that could come through that area of the world near the tropics. I think i'll be playing the fleet percentages and betting on the fact i can beat the majority of them taking the same route anyway. I'm hoping that the first 6 days will not matter as it did in the last leg because I have my world champs over those days and won't have much time for the more important task of the volvo game. Will have to just see how it goes.
  14. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I think the west route will be quite a disaster even though it’s a shorter route. I don’t know the general winds off the Australian coast but once you’re up into Asia you’re in doldrums for the majority of the trip only to get into boat breaking upwind conditions once you reach the South China Sea. The east option *should* be trade winds the whole way after s certain stage which will be quite nice sailing! Having said this I have not looked at routing or anything so my personal guesses may be complerely off!
  15. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    go to ether VOR leg 2 or 3 and click the ranking thing then in the rop right there is an overall/leg ranking button and click it so it shows overall