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stufishing

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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Lots of old faces coming out of the woodwork, looking forward to this....
  2. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    Yep, I couldn't find it. Seems that the video section of the site may not be the best place to be looking for recent video. In previous events, the Youtube video site was excellent. Don't fix what ain't broke?..........
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    So they are one minute iterations now Mom?
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Exactly right Joe, the ONLY safe way to turn a corner tight like rounding a headland. is to use waypoints. It may be possible to hand steer around just as well now the ten minute boat iteration seems to be removed, but I haven't got my head round the new format yet. I have run aground many times over the years on scheduled course changes passing well away from land.
  5. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    thanks Mom. I have a heap of credits which VR won't refund, so chances are I'm in for the VOR! Good to see you guys again like Breitling and Wethog. Hope some more come too. I hope they get the Yacht Club happening by then, so we can compete in SA!
  6. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Just tried to log onto Prologue for VOR. IF i pick every option on loading page it is going to cost 1720 credits. Is there anything else to select to get full options? I guess if you don't buy the foils option you go half the speed of someone who does! Is there anywhere to work out what each option does?
  7. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Thanks for your help Mom. I see there is a delete button when you do the programmed course. Not sure if you get your card refunded! I agree, this is forcing use of a router. Wish I could see if anyone has had any luck outputting boat position to OpenCPN, VRtools or Zezo. The forum you could at least get some idea what the French gurus were doing! Lack of polars is very frustrating. At least I have a gybe programmed now...
  8. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    WTF! Weather Forecast Visualization? How do you refresh the fleet, they don't move till you press the other boat. Hmmm...
  9. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Ive just dropped into the mini race, can't for the life of me work out what is going on. I will persevere for a while. I'm up in the air if I can handle the interface, had wrong sail up for a full day so far. By the way Mom, congrats on the ranking!
  10. Other Virtual Races

    Congratulations Mom on two wins in a row. I was unable to attend the start of the Carribean 600 and with waypoints not working for first two turning marks, I asked for my money back. After a brief disagreement with VR, they refunded my credits. A real pity, I love that race, but no way was I paying for waypoints outside 10 miles away in that race. Looking forward to the next one. But I must say, I have started playing on SailOnline a bit now. There are no waypoints there, but at least everyone is on a level playing field ie without options. Hopefully VR get their act together, it is great just for the sheer numbers of players alone, plus the friends I have made there.
  11. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    Hydraulic ram issue, wonder what went wrong
  12. OUCH OUCH OUCH. Down to 2 knots Wind Speed at Freetown....... 0.3 in 5 hours
  13. thanks Tunnel Rat, my ranking looks good, but truth be known I am sailing into a hole just south of Dakar and looks grim. Will be hugging coast for a while time yet to try and find wind.
  14. im optioned up, too far east, wondering how to get back in touch