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  1. joeboy

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    This is kind of turning into a farce. The only thing it has going for it at this point is the continuous weather, but everything else is getting dumber and more awful. Is anyone playing the V L M game DavidNumber1 mentioned? Any thoughts on that one?
  2. joeboy

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Wow, I really hate hate hate this "cards" system. I played the prologue and it seemed ok (because apparently I lucked into getting useful cards), but in this race I've received 1 programmation card and a bunch of useless weather (I can look up weather anywhere else) and stealth (I really don't need these) cards. So I lost several thousand places today at work. I got a couple "Help" cards too, and I hoped they would be able to stand in as a sort of psuedo-programmation card or something, but for some reason it tried to route me back to the east. Well, I don't want a route through the canal. So that wasn't a lot of "help." Great user experience.
  3. joeboy

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I made it. For the record. But I pee'd a little.
  4. joeboy

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    How close can you cut it before the pucker sets in? At some zoom levels I get the /!\ symbol. I don't wan't to pull a Vestas; too close?
  5. joeboy

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Ah, that makes sense regarding the waypoint / programmation near land. I was thinking you could achieve the same result with programmation cards set to hold heading, but they are set to a time, not a location. So if the wind picks up or something while I'm away I may overshoot (or undershoot) and bonk land, whereas with a waypoint card it will make the maneuver at the set location (but might be trying to head dead to windward or something if the wind shifts). Gotcha! Thanks, Mom!
  6. joeboy

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    You lot seem to know what you're doing. Is there any functional use to the waypoint card?
  7. The point wasn't that he doesn't get scared. It was that he won't get scared enough to learn to sail, provision, maintain, plan ahead etc. until he's in a situation that may not be survivable for him. He's been scared by all those things you list, sure, but he still didn't learn a damn thing. When he does get scared enough, it will be too late.
  8. What sort of experience would be scary enough for him to decide he needs to learn, and still be survivable by someone with his current (and I'm using this term charitably) skillset? He's a lot of things, but one thing he is not is easily scared.
  9. In the US Army the stripes would denote 6 years service, and 6 months in a combat zone. They're in the wrong positions, of course. Maybe in the RImasnavy they are related to "remember i am sailing only four years ago" and however much time he's racked up drifting around.
  10. How many SJ24s would you say are currently sitting in the harbor somewhere? I really want him to make it into the harbor, one way or another, just to see him explain how all those other "record-breakers" got there.
  11. So, wait. Does this mean he's been so interested in the equator because he thinks no other American boat has crossed it before? Is that the record he thinks he's out to set?