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

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    In 23 hours that will be the VORG for me, this leg has gone so fast.
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

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

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I got into single figures for a while, 9th!
  7. 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...
  8. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Isn't Big Bird the guy who runs Zezo?
  9. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    VR site showing a 1am start for me in Sydney, ie 3h 10m from now. Anyway I've set a fixed course, not TWA. That way I won't be run aground on Wales...
  10. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    It's a 1am start for me, so I'll just set the boat at 141 degrees TWA, and take back control 5 hours later, around 6am. Good luck everyone.
  11. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    The best way I have tried on a phone is to sit your finger on the steering compass and roll it from side to side.
  12. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    on the right side of them... Why I can't edit after a short period of posting is beyond me.
  13. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I sent VR the question about the route I suggested and here is their answer: It is important to keep in mind that the route you need to follow is represented by a white line on the map. This line begins at the start of the race and connects to the finish line. This plot is for reference only, it is not linked to any calculation. It represents the right course to follow, observing all course marks by passing on the right side of the, but not necessarily the best trajectory. So there you are, vague to say the least, I still think my course would be legit, but as the forward wind forecasts have changed a lot, I very much doubt it would be faster than going outside Ireland and west of Scotland. So I guess I'll be one of the sheep and follow that damn line (somewhat)
  14. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    So where are these red lines on the VR site?
  15. Rainbow Spirit

    VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Crazy idea I know, but what would the legality be if you rounded the SW Ireland mark to starboard and came back south of England through the English Channel and up to the last mark and rounded that to starboard and sailed off to the finish?