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  1. VOR 17 18 Game

    Hi Guys The boats on the hard, you got some free time. Don’t quit racing just because the waters frozen. Try the Offical Volvo round the world offshore race game on VR. It’s Foiling IMOCA Volvo 60 polars, in noaa weather run predicted wind on a virtual ocean. No wet cloths, Roundups, or bruises. Starts this weekend October 22, in the med. First race turns right at Gibraltar, 600 mi total, Alicante to Lisbon. It’s fun. My boats name is Me Rongo SA, See you on the line. Just load the app.works great VOR race site. http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/home.html VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME on Sailing Anarchy http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/186536-vor-17-18-the-game/&tab=comments#comment-5955180 VR Official VOR game site http://www.virtualregatta.com/en
  2. VOR 16-17 The Game

    Hi Guys The boats on the hard, you got some free time. Don’t quit racing just because the waters frozen. Try the Offical Volvo round the world offshore race game on VR. It’s Foiling IMOCA Volvo 60 polars, in noaa weather run predicted wind on a virtual ocean. No wet cloths, Roundups, or bruises. Starts this weekend October 22, in the med. First race turns right at Gibraltar, 700 nm total, Alicante to Lisbon. It’s fun. My boats name is Me Rongo SA, See you on the line. Just load the app.works great VOR race site. http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/home.html VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME on Sailing Anarchy http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/186536-vor-17-18-the-game/&tab=comments#comment-5955180 VR Official VOR game site http://www.virtualregatta.com/en
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    You guys should try the app. Seems fine on iOS.
  4. Yanmar diesel outboard motor

    50 hp head on a 75-100hp lower unit could handle the push/punishment of a power prop. I suspect this could be a workhorse but it’s not marketed as one yet. Light Weight and top end speed are its thing now.
  5. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    +1 Another way is to click the boat, on the pop up click the left arrow the lat. long is the next one back. I’m using a iPad then I double click the home button, select chrome and the zezo screen tab. Then double click home select the game the to see the lat and long..
  6. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Great job MOM U ARE one fast Mother. To think where you were at the start of this last time your skill set is amazing to get to the top so fast! Your instincts are great. To bad you missed rock hopping LOL ud have killed at it. I sat through both my finishes. On the mini a timer move to run down to the line moved to a grounding as the boat slowed? I did catch it in time. The Volvo was no land close so no problem. I’m thinking every time I move the heading when not needed is sucking miles off my runs. Not to self look don’t touch. Is there a in port race on the game this weekend?
  7. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Anyone use the game messages. USA boat thumper2351 is a boat I am wanting to invite to our SA group. I see the message box, write in the box and see a green checked box, what sends the message?
  8. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    OK so I did a test dirt landing cough! cough! If you zoom in the boats stays black no way to see through it to see how bad the beach is under and around it. Pay attention to the boat to see it moving leaving the dirt. I’ve been embayed before. This game will be very hard to get a boat off the beach at times. The fast up date should avoid the 10 min problem of past games.
  9. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    OK thanks I forgot about ZEZO....I’ll go this prolog bare boat if we get screwed I’ll put Me Rongo Rekuho SA in the Volvo.
  10. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    So if games are part of a series like the VOR, unused cards on the last leg get points for the next restart? Or are the boats cards saved for the next leg? Is the prolog boat set up the same boat for the VOR with no chance to upgrade sails after this prolog race? What about partner codes? How do they work wher do I find them?
  11. How does the Navy AntiFoul Submarines?

    Sharks Provide Inspiration for Ship Coatings downloadable pdf University of Florida engineers have developed an environmentally friendly coating for hulls of oceangoing ships based on an unlikely source of inspiration: the shark. UF materials engineers tapped elements of sharks’ unique scales to design the new coating, which prevents the growth of a notoriously aggressive marine algae and may also impede barnacles, according to preliminary tests. If more extensive testing and development bear out the results, the shark-inspired coating — composed of tiny scale-like elements that can actually flex in and out to impede growth — could replace conventional antifouling coatings that leach poisonous copper into the ocean. UF materials engineers have tapped elements of sharks’ unique scales to develop an environmentally friendly coating for ship hulls that prevents the growth of algae and may also impede barnacles. The coating is composed of billions of tiny raised diamond-shaped patterns, each measuring about 15 millionths of a meter. “The copper paints are wonderful in terms of keeping the ship surface clean, but they are poisonous and they accumulate at substantial rates in harbors,” threatening marine life, said Anthony Brennan, a UF professor of materials science and engineering and the lead developer of the coating. “By contrast, there are no toxins associated with our surface.” Brennan’s project is being sponsored by the U.S. Navy, the world’s largest maritime ship owner, which has contributed at least $750,000 to the effort so far. According to the Navy, algae and barnacles on hulls increase drag, slowing ships and reducing fuel efficiency. Of the $550 million to $600 million the Navy spends annually on powering its ships and submarines, at least $50 million stems directly from fouling-related increased drag, said Stephen McElvany, a program officer in environmental quality in the Navy’s physical science division. Brennan realized that sharks remain largely free of plants and barnacles despite spending their entire lives submerged. That contrasts with, for example, some other large-bodied marine species such as whales, which attract marine growth. Sharks have placoid scales, which consist of a rectangular base embedded in the skin with tiny spines or bristles that poke up from the surface — the reason a shark’s skin feels rough to the touch. Brennan decided to try mimicking that surface with an artificial coating to see if it would also have antifouling properties..... http://research.ufl.edu/publications/explore/v10n1/extract6.html
  12. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Im trying the Mini game. Not sure about the changes. Seems a more pay to play game. And get your alarm set to 5 hrs to play free cards. Taking away the forecast sucks. Windy.com could fill in the wind forecast.
  13. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I’m in but no race listed on the VR iOS app? Let us know if they post a VOR game at VR...
  14. Oddly Satisfying

    Ya watching some else do it is too easy. I’ll take the Great Lakes green bottom carpet over those white shell things. We do get some baby mussels black spots to scrub off that’s about all.
  15. There I was minding my own business.....

    Into the digital dustbin