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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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Micke

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  1. I think Your Mom has a bit too much to catch up eventhough he has better angles for several hours. The northern coast of Denmark will be interesting. Will be tricky to pick the absolute best route. I guess that the Pros will separate themselves from us mere mortals there.
  2. Better late than never I guess. Changed my VORG name to "mic_kas-SA". Stupid me didn't think of changeing it to something smarter like "Micke_SA" once I'm at it and now VR says my previous change is too recent to make a new change (at least that's what I think the French text says).
  3. Probably crashes when you get over the line. Maybe it was too difficult for VR to implement the 24 hour countdown clock
  4. Aaaand... there goes the VR server, at least for me. Should be across the line to the Hague, but can't confirm as the game won't load. Anyone else experiencing the same?
  5. Can't give you an answer to why this happens, but I've experienced it multiple times as well during this race. For me the best solution has been to run with Auto-TWA + scheduler in open waters and then, when getting close to land switch to WPs to be sure not to hit anything and once clear of land go back to TWA mode. The only problem with this approach is that you have to be online when swapping between TWA and WPs which can result in alarm clocks and a nagging wife during night maneuvers
  6. Thanks! Well sailed yourself! I was in at 2d 20h 52min. What was your time? 2d 20h 56min. Not a bowsprit but just 4 minutes Legs like this are really difficult to defend, so I'm glad about my result. Yeah, these short legs are tricky. I did a poor job at the start, not hugging the coast and overshooting the first corner. Those two errors cost me about 1,5nm to the leaders and that's way too much to claw back on a short leg like this.
  7. Thanks! Well sailed yourself! I was in at 2d 20h 52min. What was your time?
  8. There's a few boats ahead of him, but I don't have them on my radar so don't know who they are. I like the fact that there's two groups so close to each other it's still hard to tell who will cross the line first. I take that partially back. Funpopof, is one of those boats. But there's at least one boat ahead of him.
  9. There's a few boats ahead of him, but I don't have them on my radar so don't know who they are. I like the fact that there's two groups so close to each other it's still hard to tell who will cross the line first.
  10. I'm also laying without tacking. I'm really glad I dow down with TWA 65 a few hours before this last wind update. Without that dip I would have to make a short tack which would have been costly!
  11. Are you sure? Not my numbers... Maybe 11:42, but should be quite accurate. What's your estimate for me then? 11:56 to the red circle. Too early in the morning. You're right, was in the wrong 10 minute cycle. But, I'd say it's about 11:52 to the red circle.
  12. In no particular order 1. Ability to test multiple routes (by using intermediate way points for example) 2. Ability to run different wx models and tweak parameters (+/- 5 degree wind direction, +/- 1 knot wind speed etc) to see how that affects routing 3. Ability to manually add exlusion zones/lines/ice gates 4. Ability to create routes manually (like in VRTool)
  13. Pretty accurate eta? that has you 20 mins ahead of enderman... we were 1 place apart for some time this morning. My reaching must have been expensive if thats the case.. will you tack to get to finish? No, I think I'll beat Enderman, but not by more than 10 minutes, probably less. He's a bit further east so he can sail a bit faster angles than me.
  14. Are you sure? Not my numbers... Maybe 11:42, but should be quite accurate. What's your estimate for me then?
  15. ETA 11:41 (game time). This will be a nail biter! Just don't hit the rocks just off the finish line, mm-key!