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37 minutes ago, wpbeardsley said:

The geography lessons have been the best part of Legs 4 and 6 for me.  Fun to look at Google Maps and say "what is that thing I'm about to hit?" (or in the case of the Clipper Race, that thing I've been aground on for a few hours).  Super interesting leg with the different paths.  The folks hugging the Philippines will be at the top of the leaderboard for a few more days.  We'll see if they can get across the Doldrums.  And we'll see if it's worth sailing several hundred miles in the wrong direction for the hope of going downwind eventually...

I created another boat so I can cover the standings for Tunnel Rat while he’s enjoying the powder. The othe boat is heading down along the Philippines while my “real” boat is heading in the opposite direction. It will be interesting to see who wins. And I agree with you that learning more about the geography is kind of fun. 

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Well, that plan didn't work.

Now I have a pretty good hole to dig myself out of.

At least I won't need to worry about the whole world wanting to follow me wherever I go this leg.  A lot of boats would have to drop anchor for an hour or more to follow me now.

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55 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

Well, that plan didn't work.

Now I have a pretty good hole to dig myself out of.

At least I won't need to worry about the whole world wanting to follow me wherever I go this leg.  A lot of boats would have to drop anchor for an hour or more to follow me now.

Oh I don't know , you look to be in good company :)

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11 minutes ago, Lat21 said:

Swamp Rat, lighten up on the rum...

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Who needs waypoints when you can use backboards!

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19 hours ago, Rainbow Spirit said:

My boat name is Rainbow Spirit II, not Ranbow Spirit II, I know I'm a pedanist. 

Fixed. We were slowly trying to change your name, but you caught us.

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And the current leaders are heading straight into  low wind zone :D

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Those who went hard to the North early have been passed by those who possibly changed their minds... 

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8 minutes ago, Marty6 said:

And the current leaders are heading straight into  low wind zone :D

My other boat is attempting to slide around the backside.  

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well as im still in stealth i'll just pretend it's going as good as i was expecting it to be although i've had my arse handed to. the excitement was short lived.

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Results from 1:00 UTC. 

Rank Group SA Name Boat Name DTL
1 A,B,C wpbeardsley wpbeardsley 0.0
2 A Lat21 Hamachi SA 9.9
3 B   spadadua 22.3
4 A Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 42.3
5 A Tunnel Rat Mongrel 55.3
6 C Vin Divided Sky 58.7
7 C   puckhead 61.9
8 C sailingk8 She Wolf 69.1
9 B mkgsailor J2B2 79.4
10 B Swamp Swamp Rat 125.6
11 B   GrandbendOnt 154.1
12 C   Dirty Sea Rag 195.6
13 A Mike G Mike Ventura 197.5
14 B Tommmzzz tommmzzz 201.6
15 C rolltak Awkward Turtle 209.8
16 B Alpina ColombaRacing 218.3
17 C Sapphire Girl Sapphire Girl 227.9
18 A Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 232.5
19 C Will Lee Lorraine III 238.9
20 B Rimike rider1982 239.6
21 A Rainbow Spirit Rainbow Spirit II 241.2
22 A Breitling Breitling_SA 244.0
23 A BlueMountainsYC shockwave11 244.8
24 A From The Rail A-Squared 245.0
25 B   cg_ 245.3
26 A Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 246.8
27 A Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 247.4
28 B Mr. Fixit Yodaman 247.4
29 C mred mistered 248.0
30 B Magool Magool 248.40
31 A Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 249.7
32 B stanlutz USA644RAVEN_SA 250.3
33 A prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 251.1
34 A daan62 hutspot77 252.4
35 A Wet Hog WetHog-SA 254.1
36 A Marty6 Cambodunum 254.8
37 B Shorthanded Shorty 255.0
38 C Sambaopreis Sambaopreis 255.1
39 B EquusAsinusDomesticus ON9270 256.3
40 A I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 256.7
41 B jacksparrow Malamute 257.7
42 A HKG1203 HKG1203 258.3
43 A Ozzy Ozzy 85 259.2
44 A Your Mom Your Mom SA 259.4
45 B   Iluvitar 262.6
46 B sailon2 jahmbo SA 262.9
47 A Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 263.6
48 C JeSa-SA JeSa 264.1
49 B gary  hschutz 265.5
50 B N/A Walkaround 269.9
51 B hmsmweasel Stay Thirsty M 43 272.3
52 B Milli Blitzquart 272.8
53 B kea.nn kea.nn SA 273.7
54 A Vibroman Vibroman_SA 274.1
55 B stufishing Stufishing_SA 276.4
56 B Gufmiester Gufmiester 279.4
57 B unplugged Dcarr 281.2
58 B CaptainSENer CaptainSENer DNS
59 B RunSampRun Samsonite SA DNS

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Whew!!!

I almost got sucked into that swirly thing where the current leaders are..I went from lots of wind to no wind real quick..I think I've tacked away in time but I am sure it will cost me a few SA boats...however, dinner with my cousin that is 5 minutes away from my hotel while I am on travel, was great!

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3 hours ago, stufishing said:

Yeah, its a nice break. Hats off to Nicky.

Nicky's quite good.  Third in the world rankings right now, and was second until the Marseille-Carthage result was posted.

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Yeeha!  The powder arrived just in time for Cat skiing. My son giving it some.

EDIT  he is 6ft 1” to give some idea of powder depth  

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15 hours ago, Your Mom said:

Well, that plan didn't work.

Now I have a pretty good hole to dig myself out of.

At least I won't need to worry about the whole world wanting to follow me wherever I go this leg.  A lot of boats would have to drop anchor for an hour or more to follow me now.

I'm up there with you....

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2 hours ago, Tunnel Rat said:

Yeeha!  The powder arrived just in time for Cat skiing. My son giving it some.

EDIT  he is 6ft 1” to give some idea of powder depth  

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@5'4" I'd be getting powder up my nose.

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6 hours ago, Tunnel Rat said:

Yeeha!  The powder arrived just in time for Cat skiing. My son giving it some.

EDIT  he is 6ft 1” to give some idea of powder depth  

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Excellent!  I had one waste deep powder day when I was around 12 years old out in Colorado.  Nothing compares.

WetHog  :ph34r:

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where is the fast forward button ? :rolleyes:

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Ladies and Germs, can we all take the time out of our busy day for a “golf clap” to celebrate GrandbendOnt on top of the podium! 

Yes some cynics may think I went out like Elton John and a Candle in the Wind ........ 

My work life balance indicator swung over to work and the needle broke off with unfortunate results 

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Chasing the Frigate on day two is always fun.......

.. don’t get your hopes up Hike Bitches......  our war for overall #44 is not over yet! 

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that Northern route is going to need some sort of miracle , coming up on 1,000nm in deficit  :o

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Thanks for the reminder @stufishing. Puuh almost missed the gybe.

But almost 13 knots still better than the not even 8 down where the current leaders are.

DTL 1087.4 NM :D :D

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1 hour ago, stufishing said:

1124.74nm here lol

I just put together the A and C groups and there are 22 that are 1000 miles or more behind our leader.  That number will climb once B is added.  My overall standing just dropped below 46,000, so that was pretty exciting.

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One fun thing about doing these races is that you wind up learning some interesting things about world geography that you wouldn't otherwise notice.  I never really had an awareness of the island chain between Japan and Taiwan until now.  Pretty cool on Google Earth.  Looks like most of them, aside from Okinawa, are mostly forested with a few resorts around coastal roads, not heavily populated.  Not all that unlike Hawaii's islands.  Anyone know much about these islands?  Popular vacation destinations?

 

FWIW, my current plan has me north of the entire Japanese mainland before I eventually turn South.  Not likely to work out well, but WTF.

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13 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

Okinawa

is a handy Typhoon shelter :ph34r:

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13 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

FWIW, my current plan has me north of the entire Japanese mainland before I eventually turn South.  Not likely to work out well, but WTF.

just outa interest why go stealth then broadcast it here ?

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2 minutes ago, Mid said:

just outa interest why go stealth then broadcast it here ?

I think he's pulling our collective leg.

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3 minutes ago, Mid said:

just outa interest why go stealth then broadcast it here ?

I don't mind sharing it with my friends at SA.  But...  it's absurd how many people blindly follow me just because I'm #1 in the world.  I get messages in the game all day from people asking me why I turned this way or that way, telling me they're following, etc.  I don't really get why you'd do a game like this only to follow another boat the whole way, but ok...  anyway...  I'm taking a huge risk that will probably fail, so I didn't want thousands of boats following me on a fool's errand.  That's all.  If you guys want to take a flyer toward Tokyo with me, feel free.

Just re-assessed a bit...  Probably not going North of the entire Japanese mainland.  Looks more like Tokyo now.  Still subject to continuous change, of course.

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glad I'm not paying for those help cards ........................

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53 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

I'm taking a huge risk that will probably fail, so I didn't want thousands of boats following me on a fool's errand.

I guess we wouldn't complain about that. Take thousand of boats out of the competition. You could play the rabbit for the hunt.

Just kidding. In the end we will see only your stern anyway.

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mkgsailor must be busy this evening so here are the standings for groups A and C.  Quite the spread in distance behind!

Rank Group SA Name Boat Name DTL
1 A,B,C wpbeardsley wpbeardsley 0.0
2 A Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 31.9
3 A Lat21 Hamachi SA 35.8
4 C   puckhead 44.0
5 C Vin Divided Sky 45.5
6 C sailingk8 She Wolf 94.4
7 A Tunnel Rat Mongrel 152.7
8 A From The Rail A-Squared 322.4
9 C   Dirty Sea Rag 333.3
10 A Mike G Mike Ventura 337.1
11 C rolltak Awkward Turtle 357.0
12 C mred mistered 1015.8
13 C Sapphire Girl Sapphire Girl 1019.5
14 A Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 1023.9
15 A Breitling Breitling_SA 1026.0
16 A BlueMountainsYC shockwave11 1026.5
17 C Will Lee Lorraine III 1026.8
18 A Ozzy Ozzy 85 1027.1
19 A Marty6 Cambodunum 1028.0
20 A HKG1203 HKG1203 1029.5
21 A Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 1030.4
22 A prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 1030.7
23 A Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 1033.2
24 A Wet Hog WetHog-SA 1034.0
25 A Vibroman Vibroman_SA 1034.1
26 A daan62 hutspot77 1034.5
27 C Sambaopreis Sambaopreis 1036.2
28 A Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 1037.0
29 C JeSa-SA JeSa 1042.2
30 A Rainbow Spirit Rainbow Spirit II 1044.3
31 A Your Mom Your Mom SA 1052.2
32 A I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 1061.5
33 A Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 1066.5

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49 minutes ago, Mid said:

glad I'm not paying for those help cards ........................

What's your boat name in VR anyway? Couldn't find you in the list with forum and boat name.

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that's because she ain't ................

 

SA_Mid , from the Getemout days ;)

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2 hours ago, Your Mom said:

One fun thing about doing these races is that you wind up learning some interesting things about world geography that you wouldn't otherwise notice.  I never really had an awareness of the island chain between Japan and Taiwan until now.  Pretty cool on Google Earth.  Looks like most of them, aside from Okinawa, are mostly forested with a few resorts around coastal roads, not heavily populated.  Not all that unlike Hawaii's islands.  Anyone know much about these islands?  Popular vacation destinations?

 

FWIW, my current plan has me north of the entire Japanese mainland before I eventually turn South.  Not likely to work out well, but WTF.

I think we would not be too far off having the Chinese, Japanese and taiwanese navy knocking on our door questioning what we are doing in their disputed waters. Can't be too far off the senkaku islands and also i believe there are a couple around here with taiwanese claim. Although they may all be further south and west of where we are? 

 

Edit: Having looked at the map we passed them yesterday 

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Finished my sushi pitstop in Yoro after beaching on Yoroshima island and trail now most of the northern group :angry:

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And i looks like Wet Hog had the exact same idea and selected the same spot :o

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The island, 9.35  km² in area, has a population of approximately 140 persons, and is administered as the town of Setouchi, Kagoshima, on neighboring Amami-Oshima. Much of the island is within the borders of the Amami Guntō Quasi-National Park.

Guess we added to the population temporarily (me). Or maybe permanently (Wet Hog)?

 

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Stu and Mom what are your thoughts in that northerly position? We are not getting east as fast as i thought we would in comparison to you guys. Will be quite interesting to see if you loop around us or not. Looks like for us back stragglers of the main bunch we will be OK with dying pressure at the front of the group and new pressure coming in from behind. 

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I hit this one for about 30 minutes last night thanks to Mr. Jim Beam :(

Tokunoshima (Japanese: 徳之島, Amami: トゥクヌシマ, Tukunushima), also known in English as Tokunoshima Island and Tokuno Island, is one of the Satsunan Islands, classed with the Amami archipelago between Kyūshū and Okinawa.[1]

The island, 247.77 km2 (95.66 sq mi) in area, has a population of approximately 27,000. Administratively it is divided into the three towns of Tokunoshima, Isen, and Amagi in Kagoshima Prefecture. Much of the island is within the borders of the Amami Guntō Quasi-National Park.

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I went between Tokunoshima and Amami and am managing to stay in the breeze behind the transition zone. Making good distance east. Difficult to judge against those around me as a lot of boats have gone into stealth

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39 minutes ago, Sapphire Girl said:

I went between Tokunoshima and Amami and am managing to stay in the breeze behind the transition zone. Making good distance east. Difficult to judge against those around me as a lot of boats have gone into stealth

We’re in good company with Nicky and XC Race in the vicinity. The only question now is will the northerly route pay off. 

 

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I just put the leading boat through zezo and have us about 30 hours ahead going past the Solomons mark. Looks like we could be bashing our heads against this transition zone for a few days, trying to stay behind it

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Zezo is still routing to the west of Auckland, as far as I know there isn't a canal through to the harbour from that side.

Keep an eye on Markos, running a mid course race, and looking good atm.

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Spent most of the day trying to avoid sail changes! It's more exhausting to avoid sail changes in the game than it is to actually do the sail changes in the real-life boats :P

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58 minutes ago, JeSa-SA said:

Spent most of the day trying to avoid sail changes! It's more exhausting to avoid sail changes in the game than it is to actually do the sail changes in the real-life boats :P

That was driving me nuts as well.  I think I made too many.

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combined results for 1:00 UTC

Rank Group SA Name Boat Name DTL
1 A,B,C wpbeardsley wpbeardsley 0.0
2 C   puckhead 58.3
3 A Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 59.6
4 A Lat21 Hamachi SA 80.3
5 C Vin Divided Sky 89.6
6 B Swamp Swamp Rat 114.5
7 C sailingk8 She Wolf 114.9
8 B mkgsailor J2B2 178.3
9 B   GrandbendOnt 180.4
10 B   spadadua 182.0
11 A Tunnel Rat Mongrel 189.3
12 B gary  hschutz 202.9
13 A Vibroman Vibroman_SA 204.3
14 B Magool Magool 207.70
15 C rolltak Awkward Turtle 208.2
16 C Will Lee Lorraine III 209.1
17 A prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 209.7
18 B Milli Blitzquart 212.6
19 A Marty6 Cambodunum 213.2
20 B hmsmweasel Stay Thirsty M 43 213.5
21 A Ozzy Ozzy 85 215.8
22 A BlueMountainsYC shockwave11 216.3
23 C JeSa-SA JeSa 216.6
24 B Shorthanded Shorty 218.5
25 B Mr. Fixit Yodaman 227.3
26 C mred mistered 228.5
27 B Rimike rider1982 237.1
28 A Mike G Mike Ventura 238.9
29 A Rainbow Spirit Rainbow Spirit II 240.2
30 A daan62 hutspot77 250.0
31 A From The Rail A-Squared 252.5
32 C   Dirty Sea Rag 319.6
33 B Tommmzzz tommmzzz 520.5
34 A Breitling Breitling_SA 806.7
35 C Sambaopreis Sambaopreis 807.0
36 B Gufmiester Gufmiester 807.6
37 C Sapphire Girl Sapphire Girl 809.4
38 B jacksparrow Malamute 809.8
39 B sailon2 jahmbo SA 809.8
40 A HKG1203 HKG1203 812.4
41 A Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 822.2
42 B   Iluvitar 828.7
43 A Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 828.9
44 B kea.nn kea.nn SA 832.5
45 B stanlutz USA644RAVEN_SA 832.9
46 B EquusAsinusDomesticus ON9270 833.9
47 A Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 834.0
48 A I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 840.6
49 B unplugged Dcarr 842.8
50 B N/A Walkaround 853.2
51 A Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 853.6
52 B   cg_ 961.3
53 A Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 975.7
54 B Alpina ColombaRacing 994.2
55 A Your Mom Your Mom SA 1022.6
56 A Wet Hog WetHog-SA 1121.5
57 B stufishing Stufishing_SA 1227.4
58 B CaptainSENer CaptainSENer DNS
59 B RunSampRun Samsonite SA DNS

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tommmzzz is parked on an island ,

  Breitling is leading the north group

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On 10/02/2018 at 9:53 AM, Your Mom said:

One fun thing about doing these races is that you wind up learning some interesting things about world geography that you wouldn't otherwise notice.  I never really had an awareness of the island chain between Japan and Taiwan until now.  Pretty cool on Google Earth.  Looks like most of them, aside from Okinawa, are mostly forested with a few resorts around coastal roads, not heavily populated.  Not all that unlike Hawaii's islands.  Anyone know much about these islands?  Popular vacation destinations?

 

FWIW, my current plan has me north of the entire Japanese mainland before I eventually turn South.  Not likely to work out well, but WTF.

My wife went to Ishigaki and some of the surrounding islands last year with a Japanese friend. There is only one international flight coming in each day. Little villages mainly relying on agriculture and fishing with a very low key tourist industry. She toured around one island by car, a smaller one by cycling and the smallest one by a cart pulled by a water buffalo. 

She loved it and wants to go back with all the family. 

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so if you can see the frigate you're about middle fleet ?

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There is something seriously wrong with the ranking within the game. A couple hours ago i went from rank ~46.000 to ~35.000 and also the DTL (without the leader changing) went down from ~900NM to ~250NM within several minutes. I saw the same for a couple friend boats around of me (Shorty, Ozzy, ...) while the some a little more north of me (Breitling, ...) have the old data.

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and why is it if you click on other boats in the game they move forward ?

mine wont move no matter how many times I click on it :angry:

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I see what you mean .  Here is a screen shot that I took for the scoring.  I was close to Breitling all day, so no way we were that far apart.

 

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14 minutes ago, Mid said:

and why is it if you click on other boats in the game they move forward ?

mine wont move no matter how many times I click on it :angry:

While ingame your boat moves every minute, even so the data on the server side is only updated every two minutes which can cause some confusion (e.g. while recovering from a grounding and then moving to quickly back towards the original direction). The other boats are only updated/moved once you click on them

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cheers  Marty6 , I forgot the purple font :D

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I've been away all day.  Just saw the question about the northerly position.  Not really confident about it, but following Zezo's primary routing race after race after race gets dull, and I decided after shanking the first night to try something different.  I'm trying to do an end-around, potentially getting East of Auckland before crossing the doldrums.  I'm hoping the doldrums will be nasty all the way to Auckland's longitude and that I'll be able to pick up something nice for a fast downwind run into Auckland.  Looking at Zezo's isochrones, I think it's plausible, but simply risky.

 

Regarding the screwy rankings...  I learned a long time ago to not care where VR ranks me until I'm on the final approach to the finish.  They have invisible waypoints that drive your DTF, and sometimes you'll have situations where boats who have passed a certain angle from a certain invisible waypoint will jump ahead in DTF until you hit that invisible line.  Just worry about getting to the finish as fast as you can, and figure it'll work itself out by the time you get there.

 

Regarding boats jumping ahead when you click on them...  It's important to understand that when you leave the screen open in a race, your boat moves forward each minute, but the other boats don't move.  They sit wherever they were when you opened the screen.  Until you click them...  then they advance to whatever their latest position is.  So...  don't get excited if you see yourself crushing everyone around you...  it's because they aren't moving (until you click on them).  I frequently exit and re-enter races to force it to update everyone, rather than clicking around to get the updates.

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13 minutes ago, Hike, Bitches! said:

Marty, spend more time sailing (virtually) and less time worrying. C'mon man!

No worries, the bug reduced my distance to you by > 600NM within minutes, so i'm quite happy :D :D Or was it the famous Turbo card ;)

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I've been mainly  offline the last 36 hours too. I'm really only running this route because I finished around top 100 in the last edition using this route. Zezo will never pick it for you! I'm looking for code zero use the whole way south!

As Mom says, very risky. I'm doing a fair speed, but have a lot further to travel! Fingers crossed

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All good Marty, i was just hassling you. ;)

Let's hope the sails don't "fail" anymore like they did back in the day..Remember the light spinnaker being the fastest and blowing up in the Southern Ocean? 

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32 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

So...  don't get excited if you see yourself crushing everyone around you...  it's because they aren't moving (until you click on them).

Damn it, you just ruined all the fun ;) Overtaking that neon green boat makes the day :)

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Chain of small islands in front of me and most of the northern group. I hope i don't repeat my sushi pitstop :)

Don't forget to zoom in ;)

 

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Hi again all, just got home from a weekend regatta, tired, salty and pleasantly surprised that I didn't hit an island on the way through the islands of Japan. 

My only concern was I didn't manage to stay the eastern most/ (then) southern most boat in the north group as I was planning, but the beer was flowing and plenty of tales on the bar so as long as I am behind that front - happy days for now. 

I note the same protagonists from last leg are there or there abouts. Nice job Breitling, you seem to be smashing it so far! 

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2 minutes ago, stufishing said:

lonely up here!

well , there's at least one prize you can claim ................ furthest north .

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Thanks Magool. Not an easy one, I've been dismissing all Zezo suggestions from about 36 hours ago, it depicts the front and wind change 3 hours behind of where I am. He wants me to tack south (it supposes I am ahead of the front). So I switched off Zezo and rely on weather forecast outputs from different sources (mainly GFS which is what the game uses). My plan is to gain as much east as I can before diving southeast in a couple days.

I'm also living a nightmare with sail changes. No autosail at all, I prefer to go on the wrong sail for a while (0.3 kt), if not it changes 4 times each hour...

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SHOW US YA CARDS

I don't pay for em so these are all from the yogurt tub in the top right cnr .

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while we're at it show us ya boat .

Once again this is all I could get without paying , carrying a zero but nothing else from the options list .

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3rd question

 

Anybody running foils ?

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@Mid yes

 

I've been weaving up and down and gybing for the last few hours as it will make no difference because of the stupid front ahead of us anyway. Got scared after seeing marcusbelgicus and sideshow gybe when i was only using my phone so couldn't look at routing properly so i gybed to follow. Looks like I should have just left it as is. 

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^

that leads to Q#4 :o

who's using what to play the game

pc v phone ?

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I use both but tend to bring my computer with me so i can use routing (yes i have lost all my friends since the race begun :lol:) If i can't bring my computer then i'll use my phone. Been also using predict wind a bit for routing in this leg and the portugal to South Africa leg where it is useful to use the ECMWF model as well as i find it tends to be more accurate at long range forecasting although that may just be BS.

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I only use the phone when I can't get to the PC, I find the phone way too small and fidderly for my failing eyes and ham fisted fingers.

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@Mid: Will also fess up:

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The combo of C0 and foils is not completely cost free, but i've accumulated over 9500 credits with all the different races by now so i can invest some into the VOR legs. All the other races, besides the VOR, i only use the credit provided for those races and basically always only go for the C0 and using the remaining race specific credit for programmation cards.So haven't used any real money yet.

My cards (some programmation cards are bought with credits):

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I'm playing mainly on the PC (Chrome + VR dashboard) to use easier routing and the tablet during the night or when away from home.

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