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I said that I wouldnt but I am and not going too bad a the moment. Anyone else?

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Im in no pro options. That is a Big Mother of a hole to get around down there and we are no where near the TCZ.

 

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I promised my family that I would love them instead of playing another round of this.... :rolleyes:

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I'm in! Got a few emails and told myself I wouldn't join, I signed up a few hours after the start. I'm hooked!

 

 

reckless squi

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I just signed on a day after the start -- you get put DFL, but not at the starting point.

 

I'm going non-pro, this is my first-ever time on something like this, user name is 'pogen'. I'll use this one to learn/practice , probably be more serious about the RdR.

 

Is there a Group set up to monitor other Anarchists or fellow travellers?

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I am cranking along in 1417th spot (somewhere around there). the name is ohf shore.

 

I wasnt going to play but now it is on all day on my work computer, and the same when I get home. No pro options on this boat either.

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Oh snap, I spent 8 hours with the wrong sail up. OK, my strategy now is to look forward to the next leg start and hope to have the hang of the interface by then.

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OK I created a group called Anarchy, it doesn't seem there is a way to invite people, you all have to go and join, if you want to of course.

 

Be warned though, that I am a bitter, rage-filled asshole and liable to flick you with little or no warning. B)

 

I saw on the VR forum someone was bitching that the simulated polars were nothing like the real thing, does anyone have any insight on this?

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KohSamia is there too, non-pro, and no playing at work hours, so I'll be last ;-)

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I was doing OK until I went to bed one night and when I woke up I had lost 14,000 places! Also fully manual mode. I'm now in the 11,600 range.

 

The refresh is a pain in the ass- having to log back in every time.

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The refresh is a pain in the ass- having to log back in every time.

 

Flash = sucky.

 

Also, I sometimes push buttons and nothing happens, I sign in and then get bounced back to the signin screen again etc.

 

Oh well it is free.

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The refresh is a pain in the ass- having to log back in every time.

 

Flash = sucky.

 

Also, I sometimes push buttons and nothing happens, I sign in and then get bounced back to the signin screen again etc.

 

Oh well it is free.

 

Actually, I don't have to sign in again when the 10min clock (you can activate it on the top right corner of the map) resets... and if you have it on, no need to refresh the whole page...

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I was doing OK until I went to bed one night and when I woke up I had lost 14,000 places! Also fully manual mode. I'm now in the 11,600 range.

 

The refresh is a pain in the ass- having to log back in every time.

 

Agreed, and it takes so bloody long to load up too.

 

I am 1400 at the moment and have a massive hole inbeween me and where I am going...

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Up to 5961 and trying to skirt that hole. Looks like heading westward is the way to go.

 

The leaders are skirting the coast but I believe it is safe to assume they are not on manual mode like us cheap bastards,

 

Up to 5961 and trying to skirt that hole. Looks like heading westward is the way to go.

 

The leaders are skirting the coast but I believe it is safe to assume they are not on manual mode like us cheap bastards,

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I just signed up... you guys talked me into it (despite the fact I said I wouldn't do it again after the Vendee a couple years ago...)

 

Boat name is WildThing and I'm at the back of the bus... I have also joined the group.

 

It should at least provide some good insight about the conditions the racers are going through.... damn, that's a big hole!

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Oh snap, I spent 8 hours with the wrong sail up. OK, my strategy now is to look forward to the next leg start and hope to have the hang of the interface by then.

 

You will never win with out the full pro option, so wrong sail no biggie . There is still that thing down south the TCZ with its huge holes. That always slows the boys up front down.

 

Then the Sweet spot east of South America. The launch pad for lows that blow for weeks above 30K. The magic carpet ride is calling "Catch me if you can" .Dont give up on this leg quite yet.

 

Blastoff 16

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well I have hit a whale, lost my rig, picked up a fishing net and so on. 3.4 knots trying to get west after committing too far east...sitting at around 5000th spot now but it looks like I will bleed miles for the next 12/24 hours.

 

Oh well.

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hey Koh Samia - get out of my windless hole hahaha

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Crap... I just realized that since the game is in Flash, I can't play it on my iPhone... last time during the Vendee, I was able to keep an eye on things on my Windows CE phone.

 

Any word on an iPhone app; the FAQ states that one will be available first quarter of 2010...

 

WildThing

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I got Frenches befriend me now, cant be a bad thing.

 

Some how over 50 friends/ Way over.

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hey Koh Samia - get out of my windless hole hahaha

 

Finally clean air! ;-)

 

My internet connection died last night so I've been flying the spinnaker upwind all night....

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Ha, I was sleeping all night, woke up this morning wind on the bow and the spi up.

 

My kid is giving me some good over the shoulder routing advice so things should be better from now on. ;)

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Making a beeline for Madeira. As it get closer will decide whether to go east or west of the Island.

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The cat woke me up at 0230, I thought, "I should go check on the boat" but didn't.

 

Result: down 2000 places at 0700! D'oh! :blink:

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Your lucky my wind up dates are at 2AM. With out TWD on the arrows this race it just guess the TWD unless I got a friend around . But thats no help for future game wind direction.

 

DEckman will give you a hand with the Course to the mark , to what ever.

Just get your Lat. Long. position from your dashboard in the game.

 

Dechman

 

http://deckman.mas8.org/

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Your lucky my wind up dates are at 2AM. With out TWD on the arrows this race it just guess the TWD unless I got a friend around . But thats no help for future game wind direction.

 

DEckman will give you a hand with the Course to the mark , to what ever.

Just get your Lat. Long. position from your dashboard in the game.

 

Dechman

 

http://deckman.mas8.org/

 

In the game on the top of the screen in the right corner is a button that says, Custom Your Preference - Open, Wind angle display - Click Yes.

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Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you! Never seen that before! Where is the SA group sign up in the game.

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Well I was chomping through the 'windhole' gobbling up places and miles and then it seems I have run aground in the middle of the ocean! I have spent the last 12 hours changing direction but am still stuck on......not sure what! See you at the leg 2 start in Cape Town!

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OK, I continue to suck donkey balls at 255524th I clearly doing something wrong, or not checking in nearly enough.

 

In the Anarchy group there are presently

 

pogen

Azua I

Blastoff 16

Ingmar Member

Loose Cannon

reckless squi

retestrak

WildThing

 

I got some PMs about joining, I can't keep the multiple names straight. I can't add or invite people to the group, you have to 'join' yourself and then I approve your membership.

 

I'm still trying to figure out what good 'groups' are. You can't seem to see a list of rankings, and you can't plot only the group's boats on the chart. VR seems to be a pretty shoestring affair, ASFAICT.

 

I did find a couple of things poking around on the VR forum first

 

 

Boat Polar Calculator

http://www.estceouvert.com/vrtoutoulz/polars/

 

and

 

 

Shareware Router Tool for VR

http://www.tecepe.com.br/nav/vrtool/

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The Guide for my friends is available in English

icon_post_target_unread.gifby Le Grand DIC TPN » 23 Oct 2010, 05:39

 

Dear all,

 

I'm pleased to let you know that I've finally published the English version of the Virtual Regatta Guide for my Friends.

I want to express my gratitude to Aengus (Ragged), who spent so long to translate and capture screens in an Irish environment. This is the best proof that there's a life for a French-Irish friendship ... even after Thierry Henry's hand! icon_e_biggrin.gif

 

Please visit http://vrguide.blogspot.com/

 

I rely now on your help to proof-read it and moreover to now contribute to it ! Please send me a private message for any comment you may have.

 

Cheers

 

DIC

 

 

icon_6_pdf.gif

 

 

Virtual Regatta Guide v4.pdf

 

Found this today looks interesting.

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Im in! VR name is retestrak and currently sat at 2135 place :D Who needs options hey?

1588 Now. I call that a good days sailing considering i havent changed course!

 

I make that 50 boats an hour!! Haul their ass' in! coming through!

 

 

 

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Hey Spartan,

 

I think no one has yet greeted you properly by telling you to fuck off newbie, and show us your girlfriends tits.

 

That dispensed with, can you tell us what your connection with Spartan Racing is? Presumably you are not playing the V5O game from mid-ocean via satphone link. B)

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Hey Spartan,

 

I think no one has yet greeted you properly by telling you to fuck off newbie, and show us your girlfriends tits.

 

That dispensed with, can you tell us what your connection with Spartan Racing is? Presumably you are not playing the V5O game from mid-ocean via satphone link. B)

 

Shore team :) And general web based media God... (yes im working on the website as we speak!!)

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Hey Spartan,

 

Shore team :) And general web based media God... (yes im working on the website as we speak!!)

 

Cool. I'm shore team myself this morning, ran aground overnight on some tiny rock that only renders at extreme zoom-in. :P

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In the space of 4 days I have gone from 1400 to 21,000...Finally i am gaining places 13 at a time.

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Hey Guys, been a while, since Vendee i reckon.

 

Pogen, can you add me to the list please mate.

 

Cheers

 

Kiwioz.

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Frigen sites down, its 20 minuets now! Who let the bugs in!!! Haven't seen this in a few races now.

 

So I did set the chute and course at before the wind up date. still .........

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So I did set the chute and course at before the wind up date. still .........

 

Looks like they've changed a few things (new login screen, etc.)... I haven't been able to check if it's a new version yet.

 

I didn't change my course but it looks like i'm OK... you can go to the Home screen, select my Virtual Regatta and Dashboard to confirm your current status.

 

WildThing

 

 

 

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Cheers Marvin,

 

This takes us back to the Vendee game days... dont know why they changed the layout of screens, ended up being really difficult to find Anarchy Group to register.

 

Lucky i bought the toys, wind angle auto pilot saving my ass right even though i should be under kite and heading SSW.

 

Oh well, at least not parked like it sometimes happened.

 

Where are all the other lads???

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The Virtual Regatta boys have not changed their stripes at all, why no notification or some kind of info as to what is going on or the expected delay in the problem they are having.

 

This is the same bloody arrogance we saw in the Vendee.

 

Ahhhhh..... worked bloody hard to get to this position out west now i am heading away from the wind again....

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I think the new layout is easier. They still lack

 

1. Easy way (list or table) to see your friends ranking/dist to finish

 

2. A button or option to show only friends green dots

 

3. As in (1), but for a group

 

4. As in (2) but for a group

 

The red dots are just a small sample of the competition, who knows how they are chosen.

 

It would be cool to also see a ranking of just the boats using the free, 'classic' option, but that would defeat their business model.

 

I got my kid doing her own boat, now she is ahead of me and criticizing my heading choices. We'll start the RdR next week together, that will be the real test. :P

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<snip>

 

It would be cool to also see a ranking of just the boats using the free, 'classic' option, but that would defeat their business model.

 

<snip>

 

There is a thread in the Virtual Regatta forums which is dedicated to the rankings of the 'classic' option and shows positions.

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Who is plotted on the above 'satellite' image? Only boats within a certain distance of the finish? And why to they clump on certain lines of longitude?

 

What does "Ranking - SO" mean also?

 

Too bad all these helper sites are mostly in French.

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Not what I expected to see!

 

Gamers riding down close to the edge of cells, more options I guess.

 

I assume the top of the cluster is the outer limit of the circle centered on Cape Town that includes the top 10,000 racers...

 

WildThing

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Who is plotted on the above 'satellite' image? Only boats within a certain distance of the finish? And why to they clump on certain lines of longitude?

 

What does "Ranking - SO" mean also?

 

Too bad all these helper sites are mostly in French.

 

Only the top 10,000 boats are plotted...

 

I assume that SO stands for "Sans Option", no options... [edit] from the home page of the website "Site de classement pour les joueurs Sans Options (SO)"

 

I don't understand the vertical lines either...

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That image says a lot about how the game sees boat placement. The arch cutoff looks like a radius centered on Capetown. The farther west a boat is no matter how far south will rank lower than a eastern boat way further north but "closer" to Capetown on the radius even if land is in the way.

 

See page 23, 3.7in the VRG pdf below

Virtual Regatta Guide v4.pdf

Apparently fast boats ride close to the edge

 

See page 46, 9.3 in the VRG pdf above

 

 

 

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Wow, thats looks awesome,

 

Been wondering where the main pockets are but the top 10,000 is very evenly spread.

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i'm in... and not travelling too well - expect a late charge tho :blink:

 

boat name: illusionwanderer

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as the song goes 'go west'

I was wondering what the hell everybody was doing following the rhum line....do they expect to tack up wind to cape town? There is a nice chance to punch through the doldrums, but one still has to get west of st. helena high or pray that the low that is going to spin off argentina will provide them with a get out of jail free card.

 

I think people get sucked in on a trip to Cape town when their rank goes up the further they are. The fast way there NEVER goes east.

 

So says the idiot who started 4 days late ;):)

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;) Well, along with Moondawg, if we go any further west will need to avoid South America. But she looks good for the run down.

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That little red dot heading straight into the Bight of Benin? That would be me. I'm hanging a right. Boat name - Localdog

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;) Well, along with Moondawg, if we go any further west will need to avoid South America. But she looks good for the run down.

Kiwioz and Moondawg? AAAAH I am having flashbacks of getting stuck south of NZ when the game froze up in the Vendee!!!

:P

 

Good on ya

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;) Well, along with Moondawg, if we go any further west will need to avoid South America. But she looks good for the run down.

Kiwioz and Moondawg? AAAAH I am having flashbacks of getting stuck south of NZ when the game froze up in the Vendee!!!

:P

 

Good on ya

 

:lol::lol: The sounds of your squealing are still reverbirating around universe!! This is getting cool, its like we have the band back together for one last world tour!!!

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I should get headed at the next wind update which will give me a chance to head west but I have been heading south just to the west of the rhum line

 

the next 48 hours will be testing...

 

Kiwi - whats your boat called? looked for kiwioz and kiwi oz but cant find ya...

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:lol::lol: The sounds of your squealing are still reverbirating around universe!! This is getting cool, its like we have the band back together for one last world tour!!!

Yeah, now if I could just figure out how to play the damn game! I think the TJV is more my length, caus I can guarantee you I am not doing any late night updates anymore. And I am definitely not paying for the priveledge of having their tools not work....

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Crap I am down another 300 places and my daughter is up 1500 places.

 

"Honey, mind the wind hole to the east developing in 36 hours"

 

"I know, dad, I KNOW!" :lol:

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Crap I am down another 300 places and my daughter is up 1500 places.

 

"Honey, mind the wind hole to the east developing in 36 hours"

 

"I know, dad, I KNOW!" :lol:

1 word - restart!

 

It will throw you in the game west and south of where you are... :rolleyes:

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Thanks for adding me to the anarchy group! Chugging along as "toothy". Somewhere under 500th. Headed south @ next wind change.... -mike

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The iPhone app is now available but it only includes the Route du Rhum race for the time being; I found some comments in the Virtual Regatta french forums that the Velux 5 Oceans race on the iPhone should be available over the next few days...

 

WildThing

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bloody hell. you're doin alright - for a kiwi

 

Cheers mate, learnt my lesson in the Vendee, while racing Remmie and Albanyguy down the coast of Africa in good position we watched a group go west and very wide, they missed all the shit, hit Southern Ocean, then came under the entire fleet flying to the finish.

 

After the Gero race :( , this seems just so much easier in front of a computer!!! :rolleyes:

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bloody hell. you're doin alright - for a kiwi

 

Cheers mate, learnt my lesson in the Vendee, while racing Remmie and Albanyguy down the coast of Africa in good position we watched a group go west and very wide, they missed all the shit, hit Southern Ocean, then came under the entire fleet flying to the finish.

 

After the Gero race :( , this seems just so much easier in front of a computer!!! :rolleyes:

 

I got caught out. <1000 now >10,000 :(

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Up at 0445 PDT (local time) to start the RDR right.

 

A bunch of others on the GA thread GETEMOUT are doing it on Ocean Virtuel. I didn't have time to figure it out, plus reading light blue type on a dark blue background hurts my eyes.

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bloody hell. you're doin alright - for a kiwi

 

Cheers mate, learnt my lesson in the Vendee, while racing Remmie and Albanyguy down the coast of Africa in good position we watched a group go west and very wide, they missed all the shit, hit Southern Ocean, then came under the entire fleet flying to the finish.

 

After the Gero race :( , this seems just so much easier in front of a computer!!! :rolleyes:

 

What did you do the Gero race on Kiwi?

 

agreed 30 knots on the nose for 200 miles is hard but in saying that, a chair imprint on my arse and squinting at a moniter for 9 hours is hard but not quite the same :lol::lol:

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and west I went... look out Ohf, i'm coming after you!

 

Let me know when you're within 700 miles mate then I may think about altering course when you're within 500 :lol:

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Hey Ohf, your friend Killer Queen was all set to pass you before she went crazy Ivan. Pretty brutal right now in the back of the fleet.

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Hey I'm actually doing OK in RdR, even though I was away from the game for 12 hours...

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Hey Ohf, your friend Killer Queen was all set to pass you before she went crazy Ivan. Pretty brutal right now in the back of the fleet.

 

 

Killer Queen? straight over my head with that one mate

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bloody hell. you're doin alright - for a kiwi

 

Cheers mate, learnt my lesson in the Vendee, while racing Remmie and Albanyguy down the coast of Africa in good position we watched a group go west and very wide, they missed all the shit, hit Southern Ocean, then came under the entire fleet flying to the finish.

 

After the Gero race :( , this seems just so much easier in front of a computer!!! :rolleyes:

 

I got caught out. <1000 now >10,000 :(

 

Mate, why aren't you tweeting CSM's updates and positions? It would be so much easier to follow. I am a true believer in the power of Twitter in this respect- trust me!!

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Well Kiwi has a kite up and everyone else is going to windward.

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See the system i'll be hooking into early next week ohf?? them boots should be shaking

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Wind! You see wind all I see is dust from the last one slowly filling in the holes.

Stay left of that big rock in front of you illusionwanderer .

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Well Kiwi has a kite up and everyone else is going to windward.

 

May have a kite , but a horrible hole to get through before the good stuff!!!

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See the system i'll be hooking into early next week ohf?? them boots should be shaking

 

 

sorry mate I hadnt looked that far back for a couple of days

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bloody hell. you're doin alright - for a kiwi

 

Cheers mate, learnt my lesson in the Vendee, while racing Remmie and Albanyguy down the coast of Africa in good position we watched a group go west and very wide, they missed all the shit, hit Southern Ocean, then came under the entire fleet flying to the finish.

 

After the Gero race :( , this seems just so much easier in front of a computer!!! :rolleyes:

 

I think I might need to join in. Brings back memories of 2 years ago in the VOR & Vendee.

Oh & Ohf - he's probly doing good coz Remmie's supplied him with the polars. C'mon Kiwi be good & share

 

Edit: I would join in if it let me register but I'm knocking and it won't let me in :(

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Edit: I would join in if it let me register but I'm knocking and it won't let me in :(

 

You should be able to logon to Media Players with your original profile from the VG, then you simply select which race you want to play...

 

WildThing

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Edit: I would join in if it let me register but I'm knocking and it won't let me in :(

 

You should be able to logon to Media Players with your original profile from the VG, then you simply select which race you want to play...

 

WildThing

 

Yeah tried that but couldn't get password right but got it this morning so am in the game now. Watchout for Albanyguy slicing through the fleet enroute to Cape Town :P

 

Edit: mmm...seems the login I remembered is for my 2nd boat in the VOR - so watchout for Mirror Worlds 2011 A slicing through the fleet. Wonder if I can change the name?

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Edit: I would join in if it let me register but I'm knocking and it won't let me in :(

 

You should be able to logon to Media Players with your original profile from the VG, then you simply select which race you want to play...

 

WildThing

 

Yeah tried that but couldn't get password right but got it this morning so am in the game now. Watchout for Albanyguy slicing through the fleet enroute to Cape Town :P

 

Edit: mmm...seems the login I remembered is for my 2nd boat in the VOR - so watchout for Mirror Worlds 2011 A slicing through the fleet. Wonder if I can change the name?

 

 

 

Wild boys is playing not full time but ding ok at 20W and 28S in about 3700th ner blastoff and thieriey welcome back albanyguy

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bloody hell. you're doin alright - for a kiwi

 

Cheers mate, learnt my lesson in the Vendee, while racing Remmie and Albanyguy down the coast of Africa in good position we watched a group go west and very wide, they missed all the shit, hit Southern Ocean, then came under the entire fleet flying to the finish.

 

After the Gero race :( , this seems just so much easier in front of a computer!!! :rolleyes:

 

I think I might need to join in. Brings back memories of 2 years ago in the VOR & Vendee.

Oh & Ohf - he's probly doing good coz Remmie's supplied him with the polars. C'mon Kiwi be good & share

 

Edit: I would join in if it let me register but I'm knocking and it won't let me in :(

 

Do you know the secret knock?

 

Welcome back mate - i thought you'd fallen off the edge of the world.

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Do you know the secret knock?

 

Welcome back mate - i thought you'd fallen off the edge of the world.

 

Yeah have been a bit absent on FD recently. Thought the place had died.

Also been a bit busy with a few other things - like, work and, oh yeah, a World Championship regatta in a couple of months.

Not sure if I can really allocate time to this but will give it a whirl.

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I think the Game is the worst its been in years right now.

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fark n ell I have only done 30 miles in 6 hours...20 minutes until the wind update and I am off.

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Oh well, same old story for me. RDR woke up in .8 kts and the game left me for 12 hours with not a single point on the compass where it would make more than 0kts headway. Hmmm...

 

Velux, shame on me, I started a couple days late, saw a low spinning up for argentina, mad a bee line to it but was too late. Should have turned east earlier.

 

Oh, and zezo is useless as it has the wrong polars in for the boats....

 

Same ol, same ol.

 

Well good on ya mates - fast passage in to the cape. :D

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wild boys is less than 500 to go and about 800th slowly moving up the rankings HEY blastoff you have done well with no options the autopiolot is a blessing only log in twice a day

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Wild Boys and I are locked in a little battle, 350 miles to go and 30 miles between us... :unsure:

 

What will final wind do to get us in???

 

800's into finish... possibly better... anyone else in close proximity???

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Blastoff has got to be one of the top finishing no option boats.

 

Only 220 miles to go! Would be nice to pick off a few more boats before the finish, come on low 500’s baby! :)

 

 

reckless squi

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