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50 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

Maybe you are.  Zezo just told me to go north for an additional 6 hours instead of being able to settle in for a week without gybes.  That probably isn't good news.

Ultimately, my plan is contingent upon the doldrums being unavoidably god-awful.  There have been times when I've considered jumping to the escort frigate, as its position isn't terrible with the whole fleet ramming into a wall...  but I keep telling myself the forecasts from PNG to Tonga will change dramatically with every update and a path through there that looks good right now might look terrible in 6 hours.  My path East of Tonga should be much more reliable.  Just a lot longer.

Little does he know, we secretly programed in the Race to Alaska for the finish for Your Mom  in Zezo... 

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8 hours ago, I Sail The Black Boat said:

Was there one? for a while we were encouraging everyone to join "Savannah Yacht Club:" for the whole fleet! 

20ish more spots open in SAYC. JohnBoy is in the lead.... Hold on. The time it took to check back & snap a screen shot, the commodore got lapped.

 

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Just signed up for SAYC--despite having lost 20,000 places while asleep last night. Ah well.

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Here are tonight's rankings. More big changes in the last 24 hours. 

 

Rank Group SA Name Boat Name DTL
1 A,B,C   spadadua 0.0
2 C   puckhead 6.2
3 B Rimike rider1982 21.5
4 A Rainbow Spirit Rainbow Spirit II 27.0
5 A Lat21 Hamachi SA 44.6
6 A daan62 hutspot77 49.3
7 B mkgsailor J2B2 49.3
8 C wpbeardsley wpbeardsley 50.4
9 C mred mistered 53.5
10 C rolltak Awkward Turtle 62.1
11 B gary  hschutz 63.7
12 A Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 66.7
13 B hmsmweasel Stay Thirsty M 43 67.0
14 A Vibroman Vibroman_SA 67.7
15 C   Dirty Sea Rag 69.5
16 B unplugged Dcarr 70.2
17 A prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 70.4
18 A BlueMountainsYC shockwave11 70.6
19 B Shorthanded Shorty 71.1
20 C Will Lee Lorraine III 71.2
21 C JeSa-SA JeSa 71.2
22 A Breitling Breitling_SA 71.5
23 B Gufmiester Gufmiester 71.6
24 A Marty6 Cambodunum 71.7
25 B sailon2 jahmbo SA 71.7
26 B jacksparrow Malamute 71.9
27 B N/A Walkaround 71.9
28 B   Iluvitar 71.9
29 B Mr. Fixit Yodaman 72.3
30 A HKG1203 HKG1203 72.5
31 C Sapphire Girl Sapphire Girl 73.0
32 B Milli Blitzquart 73.2
33 C Sambaopreis Sambaopreis 74.3
34 B Swamp Swamp Rat 74.8
35 A Ozzy Ozzy 85 77.3
36 A From The Rail A-Squared 81.6
37 A Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 82.5
38 C Loon Localdog 82.6
39 A Tunnel Rat Mongrel 82.8
40 A Mike G Mike Ventura 84.8
41 A I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 85.5
42 C sailingk8 She Wolf 100.0
43 B   GrandbendOnt 236.1
44 B   cg_ 395.8
45 C Vin Divided Sky 421.7
46 B Alpina ColombaRacing 435.7
47 B Magool Magool 438.60
48 B kea.nn kea.nn SA 441.3
49 B EquusAsinusDomesticus ON9270 461.5
50 A Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 468.6
51 A Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 470.2
52 A Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 473.9
53 B stanlutz USA644RAVEN_SA 481.0
54 A Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 922.8
55 A Wet Hog WetHog-SA 973.8
56 B Tommmzzz tommmzzz 1074.0
57 A Your Mom Your Mom SA 1077.1
58 B stufishing Stufishing_SA 1124.6
59 B CaptainSENer CaptainSENer DNS
60 B RunSampRun Samsonite SA DNS
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Well, I passed RQ-Naos today, so I'm hoping I'm at the front of my route now, for whatever that turns out to be worth in the end.

I find myself wondering what angle the buoy 1 validation occurs at, and whether or not I might be the first one to validate it, from a bazillion miles away...  Not that it matters.  I'm leaving Tonga to starboard.

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riddle me this ?

why spend money on cards ?

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all from the yoghurt tub freebie

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You only have enough cards to program two turns in succession or three separately. Cards suck, they cost a lot to buy. I would be in a far better position if I had ponied up for 2 navigation packs near Japan instead of sailing the wrong way for 6 hours..

Was just wondering if anyone will beat me on distance sailed this leg!

 

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Collecting cards means you have very few at the beginning of the leg and then they start throwing useless ‘Help’ cards at you. It takes quite a while to build up anything useful in the yoghurt tub, which is fine if you’re sailing in a straight line in trade wind conditions.

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8 hours ago, DtM said:

Your Mom !!!

Yarrrrr!!!

It's getting annoying how many people are asking me every day in the game "where are you going?"  "what's your strategy" "are you going to Alaska"?  I'm starting to wish I had taken the doldrums route.  The good news is that 48 hours from now, I'll be East of Auckland and heading pretty close to due South, so the answer to those questions will finally be self-evident.

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Just  two questions about how the game plays for me on my PC, and the things that annoy me, I'm wondering if this happens to others.

It seems that about 50% of the time now on login I have to sign in with my email address and password, then go through the tutorial, even though I have ticked the do not show me the tutorial again box many times. It used to be a straight login without the sign in, now it is getting worse.

As well, once on the game screen I have problems clicking onto my friends boats and other random boats that appear so I can see their performance details.  I know my connection speed (ADSL2) is slow, (would you believe around 2-3 mbps if I'm lucky). Thanks, RSII.

 

 

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Just been having a look at the run in to Auckland. With a number of tropical storms floating around the South Pacific and patches of nothing in between, it looks tricky. That could well be the point when Your Mom flies through at a more favorable angle...

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53 minutes ago, Rainbow Spirit said:

Just  two questions about how the game plays for me on my PC, and the things that annoy me, I'm wondering if this happens to others.

It seems that about 50% of the time now on login I have to sign in with my email address and password, then go through the tutorial, even though I have ticked the do not show me the tutorial again box many times. It used to be a straight login without the sign in, now it is getting worse.

As well, once on the game screen I have problems clicking onto my friends boats and other random boats that appear so I can see their performance details.  I know my connection speed (ADSL2) is slow, (would you believe around 2-3 mbps if I'm lucky). Thanks, RSII.

Usually i don't have to log in/sign in with the EMail on the the PC or the tablet. It only occurs very seldom and i suspect it's after i used another device the time before. And yes, the settings including tutorial/sound/music are always gone with the new sign in. Did maybe some privacy settings (cookies) change for your browser?

I also can confirm the clicking issue with the latest version on both PC and tablet. Changing the zoom level helps to make those boats clickable but it's still annoying.

Your connection should be fast enough. I have "only" twice your speed since several months and before had the same so i feel your pain.

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13 hours ago, stufishing said:

Was just wondering if anyone will beat me on distance sailed this leg!

 

There was a Swedish boat yesterday spinning around at a fixed 110 TWA in the cyclone vortex east of the Philippines. He might have twirled around a gazillion times in there and leapfrogged you in distance-sailed :P

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26 minutes ago, Marty6 said:

A lot of reefs and islands ahead and a challenge in little over 24 hours.

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and they only show when zooming in... already had an unplanned stop (3.5 hours) this leg...

Hutspot77

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Spadadua checking in. The position Spadadua is currently in is entirely the product of semi-blind luck and a lot of traveling with little time to fuck up things that are actually working. No worries true leaders, I'm sure the Spadadua will soon work its way back to its usual mid-SA Fleet position... 

Also Mom, talk about banging the corner! Holy crap! Seeing you up there is someone intimidating. Like a bomb about to drop through the fleet. 

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On 2/10/2018 at 6:37 PM, Marty6 said:

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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Same thing happened to me! Said I'd made over 500 NM in less than 24 hrs....don't think we are in the Southern Ocean yet!!!

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On 2/11/2018 at 2:40 AM, HKG1203 said:

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.

Use my phone, tablet and computer; just depends on where I am and what I'm doing.  Has anyone else notice a difference in Zezo's routing if they use Chrome or Firefox?  I'm seeing some major differences and can't explain it.  Anyone else experiencing this??  Thanks!

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I’m using the computer, iPad and iPhone all at once. One entry on the iPad  and the other on the computer (to follow Groups A and C). The iPhone is to take screen shots of the computer. Getting pretty high tech up here.....

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16 minutes ago, Rainbow Spirit said:

Zezo doesn't always work for me in Chrome, so I have to use Firefox, and yes there is a difference to the routing, especially towards Auckland.

Thanks....nice to know I don't have gremlins living in my 'puter!

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Rank Group SA Name Boat Name DTL
1 A,B,C 4010 grimlin 0.00
2 B   spadadua 1.6
3 A Rainbow Spirit Rainbow Spirit II 13.4
4 A Lat21 Hamachi SA 24.9
5 C mred mistered 33.3
6 B Rimike rider1982 34.3
7 B mkgsailor J2B2 36.6
8 B gary  hschutz 38.3
9 A daan62 hutspot77 40.4
10 A Vibroman Vibroman_SA 42.3
11 C rolltak Awkward Turtle 42.8
12 B hmsmweasel Stay Thirsty M 43 49.2
13 B N/A Walkaround 52.6
14 B Shorthanded Shorty 54.8
15 A BlueMountainsYC shockwave11 55.6
16 A prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 55.8
17 B jacksparrow Malamute 55.9
18 B Gufmiester Gufmiester 56.6
19 B unplugged Dcarr 56.6
20 B Milli Blitzquart 57.1
21 C JeSa-SA JeSa 57.2
22 A HKG1203 HKG1203 58.1
23 C Will Lee Lorraine III 58.3
24 A Breitling Breitling_SA 58.8
25 C Sapphire Girl Sapphire Girl 60.3
26 C Sambaopreis Sambaopreis 60.4
27 B Mr. Fixit Yodaman 60.6
28 B   Iluvitar 60.8
29 A Marty6 Cambodunum 61.1
30 B sailon2 jahmbo SA 62.0
31 A Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 68.7
32 A Ozzy Ozzy 85 69.2
33 A From The Rail A-Squared 70.8
34 A I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 71.5
35 C   Dirty Sea Rag 78.0
36 B kea.nn kea.nn SA 88.3
37 A Tunnel Rat Mongrel 94.7
38 B Magool Magool 97.70
39 A Mike G Mike Ventura 125.5
40 A Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 136.9
41 A Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 138.4
42 A Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 138.4
43 C wpbeardsley wpbeardsley 140.3
44 B EquusAsinusDomesticus ON9270 141.6
45 B stanlutz USA644RAVEN_SA 144.0
46 A Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 145.1
47 B Swamp Swamp Rat 165.1
48 C   puckhead 168.8
49 C Vin Divided Sky 192.7
50 C Loon Localdog 204.5
51 C sailingk8 She Wolf 231.1
52 B   GrandbendOnt 282.7
53 B   cg_ 296.4
54 B Alpina ColombaRacing 387.7
55 A Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 912.1
56 A Wet Hog WetHog-SA 918.8
57 A Your Mom Your Mom SA 1023.8
58 B stufishing Stufishing_SA 1061.6
59 B Tommmzzz tommmzzz 1399.3
60 B CaptainSENer CaptainSENer DNS
61 B RunSampRun Samsonite SA DNS
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25 minutes ago, HKG1203 said:

how is 'Delay No More' looking on your guys screens? He's 2 miles bow forward of me on mine. Is that a glitch or did he get a jump on us?

He’s off my Port Quarter 

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Regarding the problem of having to sign in frequently...  That often happens to me if I go straight into the game right after starting up the computer, while background apps are still loading and Zezo is loading in another page, and maybe my email is downloading messages, etc.  In other words, it happens when the processor and/or bandwidth are taxed.  I usually exit, give the computer a minute to catch up with its processes, and then try again, and it usually doesn't ask for the logon again.  On the other hand, if you actually log in the first time, then yeah...  it requires you to do the tutorial stuff again, etc.

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7 minutes ago, HKG1203 said:

Has anyone else found the game to be super laggy the whole leg? i have only been able to click on 50% of the boats to see who they are etc. So frustrating.

 

Yep same here

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1 hour ago, HKG1203 said:

Has anyone else found the game to be super laggy the whole leg? i have only been able to click on 50% of the boats to see who they are etc. So frustrating.

 

Yep. Took me 3 minutes one time to click my own boat for coordinates. The phone just survived a fly across the room.

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On 2/12/2018 at 10:41 AM, Rainbow Spirit said:

What's with the background sounds when playing off the map? There is a wave sound, plus twittering birds, twittering birds in the middle of the ocean?

Could be migratory birds taking a rest

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29 minutes ago, Shorthanded said:

We had this happen once. 

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Same I think we tried to feed them. Maybe they should add the sound of flying fish hitting the sail, nearly got a squid in the eye once in a cyclone.

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4 hours ago, Gufmiester said:

Same I think we tried to feed them. Maybe they should add the sound of flying fish hitting the sail, nearly got a squid in the eye once in a cyclone.

The big question should the heron be on the high or low side hiking out?

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frustrating hours... since i don't pay... (a slight chance that i will consider the option for next leg... since it is one of the real legs/ the real leg in my opinion...) i only have the c0 and the light options.... and it makes a full knot difference at the moment... (polars)

Hutspot77

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Here are the combined rankings for 1:00 UTC. Big thanks to @Shorthanded. He's really doing the heavy lifting this time around. He's running two boats just so he can track the A and C groups. Good on ya!

Rank Group SA Name Boat Name DTL
1 A,B,C 4010 grimlin 0.00
2 B gary  hschutz 3.2
3 C mred mistered 4.0
4 A Vibroman Vibroman_SA 7.6
5 A Lat21 Hamachi SA 11.3
6 A Rainbow Spirit Rainbow Spirit II 15.4
7 B Gufmiester Gufmiester 17.5
8 C rolltak Awkward Turtle 18.0
9 B   spadadua 18.1
10 C Will Lee Lorraine III 21.4
11 B Shorthanded Shorty 22.1
12 B hmsmweasel Stay Thirsty M 43 22.6
13 B N/A Walkaround 22.7
14 A Marty6 Cambodunum 23.6
15 B   Iluvitar 27.2
16 C JeSa-SA JeSa 27.3
17 B jacksparrow Malamute 28.1
18 A HKG1203 HKG1203 28.2
19 A BlueMountainsYC shockwave11 28.6
20 A Breitling Breitling_SA 29.1
21 C Sapphire Girl Sapphire Girl 30.2
22 A prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 30.6
23 B Milli Blitzquart 30.7
24 A Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 31.9
25 B Mr. Fixit Yodaman 33.4
26 B sailon2 jahmbo SA 33.9
27 A I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 37.1
28 C Sambaopreis Sambaopreis 37.6
29 A From The Rail A-Squared 37.7
30 A daan62 hutspot77 40.9
31 B mkgsailor J2B2 44.5
32 B unplugged Dcarr 45.6
33 B kea.nn kea.nn SA 48.0
34 B Rimike rider1982 49.6
35 A Ozzy Ozzy 85 55.7
36 C   Dirty Sea Rag 81.2
37 B Magool Magool 86.00
38 A Tunnel Rat Mongrel 90.3
39 A Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 93.5
40 B stanlutz USA644RAVEN_SA 94.3
41 B EquusAsinusDomesticus ON9270 99.8
42 A Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 104.9
43 A Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 129.5
44 A Mike G Mike Ventura 211.8
45 A Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 256.3
46 B   cg_ 271.3
47 C wpbeardsley wpbeardsley 301.6
48 C Vin Divided Sky 321.1
49 B Alpina ColombaRacing 355.0
50 B   GrandbendOnt 355.4
51 B Swamp Swamp Rat 378.4
52 C   puckhead 434.2
53 C sailingk8 She Wolf 461.4
54 C Loon Localdog 528.2
55 A Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 931.7
56 A Wet Hog WetHog-SA 944.2
57 A Your Mom Your Mom SA 1201.0
58 B stufishing Stufishing_SA 1215.9
59 B Tommmzzz tommmzzz 1826.6
60 B CaptainSENer CaptainSENer DNS
61 B RunSampRun Samsonite SA DNS

 

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It's good to be still up with the big kids, smoked down overnight (Perth time) but have to correct back into pressure or I'll lose the top group. Oh well got some sleep at least.

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Found this on wiki, one to watch out for on Mar 25. Lets just bloody go back to Greenwich.

As of 2011, all member states of the European Union observe summer time; those that during the winter use CET use Central European Summer Time (CEST) (or: UTC+02:00, daylight saving time) in summer (from last Sunday of March to last Sunday of October).

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what is this careful planning :unsure:

actually anything west of the rhum line sucks

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1 minute ago, Rainbow Spirit said:

West of the rhumbline is exactly where Zezo wants me to go.

yep , it's where the in game help cards send you also .

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11 minutes ago, Breitling said:

Cyclone Gita is messing up all forecasts. This will be a really tricky approach.

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3 minutes ago, Sapphire Girl said:

In-game help sucks

worth what I paid for it :)

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1 minute ago, Sapphire Girl said:

The impression I get is in-line help is programmed to send you to the rhumb line

nah once west of the line it still sends you further west .

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I finally decided to go ahead and check the routings for the main lead pack against mine, and it looks like I'm totally screwed.  The whole plan was based on the doldrums being awful, but it looks like the main lead pack will have reasonable lanes to get through.  I'm projected to finish 2-3 days after whoever wins.  Oh well.  I wanted to try something different because I was sick of the doldrums, and I did that.  Occasionally that can pay off, but it usually doesn't.

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1 minute ago, Your Mom said:

I finally decided to go ahead and check the routings for the main lead pack against mine, and it looks like I'm totally screwed.  The whole plan was based on the doldrums being awful, but it looks like the main lead pack will have reasonable lanes to get through.  I'm projected to finish 2-3 days after whoever wins.  Oh well.  I wanted to try something different because I was sick of the doldrums, and I did that.  Occasionally that can pay off, but it usually doesn't.

Any advantage in joining the Frigate?

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