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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    In the app there is a social button on the home screen where the tiles are for different races. Bottom right next to the settings button. In there you can edit who you are following and see who follows you
  2. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Team Magool wins epic Leg 4 of the Sailing Anarchy VR Volvo Ocean Race The Aussie flagged Team Magool has won the marathon Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Melbourne Australia, to Hong Kong., and will move up the overall standings from Mid pack to uppermiddle Mid-pack on the points table. When asked how it feels to claim victory even though you came 106th? "It's amazing, we're super-happy. We came here in one piece and in front of the others, we can't ask for more," skipper Andrew "Auto" Pilot said moments after finishing. "This is what we will see all the way around the world. Super-tight racing, everyone has good speed and small mistakes are very expensive. This time we were lucky to have been tralling the leaders and choose the Bougainville route to try and make up some time." For most of the first half of the leg, Team Magool trailed the pack led by Your Mom Race Team on the long charge to the North, and made the move with Team Breitling_SA and Prowler_1-SA Racing to break from the leaders heading into the Soloman Islands. Last week, after crossing the Doldrums, 14 days into the leg, the navigator got lucky as he tripped over the dog and and skipper Pilot interpreted that as a sign to break north, It turned out to be the winning move. Within hours, the decision paid and Team Magool had a tactical advantage they would never relinquish over the final week of racing. Pilot added, the crew are looking forward to powering down for a spell then powering up in time to dry out the navigator, last seen heading to "Rummin' Tings" in central Hong Kong mumbling that he hopes no-one expects him to repeat a performance like that. January 18th, 2018 15:03 UTC Credit https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/mediahub/press-releases/10419_MAPFRE-win-epic-Leg-2-of-the-Volvo-Ocean-Race.html
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Thanks Breitling, it has been a really good race with you and Kapt'n Kirk, wow it was very tight for a lot of days through Bougainville Strait and up to the equator, it the end it was just a bit of luck and the rich got richer as we hit the breeze line. I am not celebrating just yet, I would like to try and break into the top 100 overall and Mrs Magool reminded me of this saying when I was reaching for the good rum.... She reckons there is still plenty of time for me to stuff it up and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory lol
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Love it Tunnel, I think I will use your suggestion as an excuse to break out the good rum
  5. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    It's Team Magool at the head of fleet on Tuesday, as strange feelings challenge the leading skipper... Hell-bent on arriving in Hong Kong as heroes, Team Magool has maintained their tenuous lead of ~35 miles over closest rivals in the Western fleet Team Breitling_SA and Prowler_1-SA Racing as the action reaches fever pitch. With the Eastern boats now hitting headwinds Team Magool find themselves atop the Sailing Anarchy VR leg 4 leader board. “It's a new experience for us but it's a good one,” Team Magool skipper Andrew "Auto" Pilot said. “We've only got 500 miles to go, so we're looking ok. We're in a pretty strong position, and we're going to get further ahead at the moment. The weather pattern suits us but the others are going to fall out of it. I expect us to extend our lead.” Pilot revealed the main threat to their impending victory was not from the other crews but from the strange feeling they have been getting around every 3 hours to change course and do something silly. His crew is not to worried about the head-on seas of up to four metres, with boat speeds of more than 20 knots, "the crew is waterproof by design and the Navigator only gets wet when he takes a shower" he said. The 56 strong international fleet celebrated two weeks at sea since leaving Melbourne with optimal conditions – the north-easterly trade winds continue to fire them towards the finish. “We've just got try not to break the boat, or lose our internet connection and hit an island” he added. “Providing we can keep the boat in one piece, and the navigator sober, we're going to have a nice lead going into Hong Kong. We're really looking forward to it.” Leg 4 – Position Report – Tuesday 16 January (Day 15) – 13:00 UTC (credit to Will Carson http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/10817_SHK-Scallywag-battle-the-elements-to-hold-lead.html )
  6. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    A couple of boats have dropped stealth between me and Tessa94, the Volvo branded "XC Race" looks to be the best of them sofar
  7. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Agree, Tessa94 has been looking pretty better and better over the last 24 hours and going to be very hard to catch, allthough a long way to go still. I think Breitling & KaptnKirk(Prowler) and I are the 10th group on your list Mom, or are the lead boats for Pinkbits route albeit a little further westNW now. Whilst the last 2 forecasts haven't been particularly kind, I am holding out hope for a bit of extra pressure filling in from the east in the next one to catch up or get over the top of Tessa somehow.
  8. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Been working to get North around the east coast of Bougainville. This has been the plan for a couple of days now and we are almost through, so I had to chuckle at my route suggested by Zezo today. Apparently I need to turn around. Needless to say this would be one of those times I think I might go my own way!
  9. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Well things are starting to get interesting in middle and we have some decisions to make soon. At least I have some company, Breitling, Kapt'n Kirk & Vibroman are all looking at the same options....I guess I will know tomorrow morning if we are all thinking the same thing
  10. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Nice to see you get a mention in the daily news section for leading the race today Your Mom.
  11. Pittwater to Paradise 2018

    Looks like Pretty Woman and Nine Dragons are having quite the battle for second now
  12. Pittwater to Paradise 2018

    There is no real way to answer that without loads of thread drift Hoppy, suffice to say lots of trophies in the pool room and we think its great, but I also think my 11 month old is the cutest in her daycare class. In other news and back on track, here are a few photos from the start. It was a nice day, maybe a little warm. Nine Dragons got a great start and battled with Frantic the TP at the front. Checkmate of Hollywood is a great looking boat and was hanging in with another looker - albeit it a bit more modern, Rikki who was picking her way through the boats. Audric's Quest, OCL 1 and Pretty Woman rounded out the second wave as I turned back around an hour after the start. Good luck to all the crews out there, hope the wind holds through the night and you get a bit of champagne sailing tomorrow. I got a few more photo's but hit the upload limit.
  13. Pittwater to Paradise 2018

    Yep, the team and I are pretty disappointed we are not going up this year, but I couldn't make it work. Was pretty keen to defend our coveted 3rd place in Div 2 PHS trophy, as I had heard Shaggy was coming down with his Qld crew pretty keen to steal it off us.
  14. Pittwater to Paradise 2018

    Nick is a good guy with plenty of practical experience, let's hope he can convince Sailing Australia. I am not holding my breath tbh, but you never know.
  15. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Thanks Your Mom, appreciate that....and all the other tips I have gleaned from your posts over the course of the VOR and Vendee