Rainbow Spirit

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Rainbow Spirit last won the day on December 31 2017

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    Sydney, Aus
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    NS14 sailor, geocaching, SES.

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  1. Rainbow Spirit

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    If I remember rightly the VOR65s run about 6 degrees of tilt pin angle, one must think that it would reduce RM at speed.
  2. Rainbow Spirit

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Has Coville missed the Basse Terre mark?
  3. Rainbow Spirit

    Route du Rhum 2018

    I've participated in long distance cycling events where I've had very little sleep, and I can tell you it's a bitch. You end up feeling like your drunk, and trying to make coherent decisions is almost impossible, to all those saying that Alex should have done this and should have done that, you just don't know what it is like to be in that situation. To me he is the winner of this race, despite what the official result is. Perhaps the organisers of this type of torture need to think long and hard about how they finish these races, and make the finishes as easy as possible to navigate.
  4. Rainbow Spirit

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Maybe AT has gone to sleep and the auto pilot has malfunctioned?
  5. Rainbow Spirit

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Really? This is 2018 and that's the tracker we get for the Cabbage Tree Island race? What a crock of shit it is.
  6. Rainbow Spirit

    caption contest

    That's not what I mean't when I said we needed a reef in the main!
  7. Rainbow Spirit

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Well I remember the BOC in 1994, I rode my bike down to their dock in Sydney, and gave all the OS skippers a pouch that was labeled 'edible winch grease' (ie a jar of Vegemite).
  8. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Rainbow Spirit II 483rd 662.3nm 1d 15h 19m 00s That's me done, I usually only race the VORG and The Vendee. Thanks to all that have run the results lists, and all the others that have been online here, it has been fun.
  9. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    In 23 hours that will be the VORG for me, this leg has gone so fast.
  10. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I think most distortions occur when traveling east or west at high latitudes, north or south tend not to be as distorted, at least that's what I'm led to believe. Then again I have been known to be wrong...
  11. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I have a 10pm start, so a lot of wpts for me in the first 10 hours, I find that using wpts lets you scrap past the shores without running aground, assuming there are no VR glitches of cause.
  12. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Rainbow Spirit II 1071st 1480nm 4d 1h 23m 54s I experienced a 180 whilst using waypoints off the west coast of Scotland, I only noticed because I was watching at the time, and it freaked me out, never having seen it before, after a minute all was well again. I can't remember if I was fiddling with wps at the time. How many times was it happening when I wasn't watching?
  13. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    It's fun to be atop the SA leader board, for now.
  14. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I got into single figures for a while, 9th!
  15. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    It's a worry when you go to bed in 650+ - place and wake up at 2:30am (f'n flu) in 750 + -, get up at 7:30am and suddenly I'm in 24th! All I've done is to set a short course to the finish, yet all the hotshots have dipped south. Doom and gloom must surely be my companion in the hear future... Or I can just enjoy this while it lasts...