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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I believe they have now added a waypoint out to the west so that the fleet is ranked closer to that mark, rather than the direct route that follows the African coast. That is why the rankings have changes again. I guess at least they are adapting to the issues and addressing them.
  2. too much?

    Could not agree more, regattas should have a good mix. This also allows the rating system to work correctly as systems such as IRC were not designed around a pure windward leeward racing format. I still remember the days racing the Hamble Winter series in Class 5 where we had listened to the courses for the early fleets go off, only to have a new course and the try to get the course input (on an old Magellan Handheld GPS) within the 5 mins before the start. Skipper repeatedly asking for best course for the first beat. You can see the boats that only said w/l when they are spinning out on reaches when a different course is set. Bring on the mix!