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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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1 hour ago, Breitling said:

Some distinguished virtual sailors in contetion around here.

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Indeed and there is a good mounting moment about 3 hours down the track for all of us around this Breitling.

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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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15 hours ago, 4010 said:

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

It looks to Shagged out to care

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west approach to the WP is looking shit right now .

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3 minutes ago, Mid said:

west approach to the WP is looking shit right now .

Due to careful planning, that is not where I am

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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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4 minutes ago, Rainbow Spirit said:

Perhaps we could head out to the east and meet Your Mom coming down from the north :)

That is where my thinking is going

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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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6 minutes ago, Gufmiester said:

wormhole

Cpt Willard :ph34r:

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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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Just now, daan62 said:

please, explain...

 

Hutspot77

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noticed another drawing a couple of days ago...

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Just now, daan62 said:

please, explain...

 

Hutspot77

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Each time you ask for a route calculation on Zezo, a red point is shown at your current location. There's some people making some "artistic" work with it. I was tempted to draw the Anarchy logo :)

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2 hours ago, Gufmiester said:

Any advantage in joining the Frigate?

I've considered it, but its current position is pretty ugly and I did all this extra distance to avoid the doldrums, so I don't really want to drop in just before the doldrums.  I might do it in a couple days if my route doesn't start looking better... after the frigate is clear of the doldrums...  It could be a good move if the frigate happens to clear the doldrums in a spot where much of the rest of the fleet is still in light stuff.  I'm doubtful of being able to do better than ~5,000th if I take the frigate, but I suppose that would be better than my current ETA is likely to achieve.  We'll see.

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Honestly, I think the frigate should never be an option. I know this is only a game, but we all here (I think) try to do our best like in the real world, checking forecasts several times a day, using routing software, putting different strategies on top of the table, setting the alarm clock late at night, etc..  So a teleport does not sound a seamanship move to me.

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15 minutes ago, Breitling said:

Honestly, I think the frigate should never be an option. I know this is only a game, but we all here (I think) try to do our best like in the real world, checking forecasts several times a day, using routing software, putting different strategies on top of the table, setting the alarm clock late at night, etc..  So a teleport does not sound a seamanship move to me.

the advantage of refusing to pay... the option is not there (too little coins). then again, there is also the downside. not being able to buy all the sails/ options... (this leg just c0 and light)

 

Hutspot77

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Here I was going along to the SW of most of the 'hot shots" gaining places, (down into the 600s) go to sleep (overnight here in OZ) following Zezo, wake up, and all of a sudden,  I've been mugged by them as they shot down to the SW and swamped me! grrrrrrr!

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Boats which first went North are now in the lead overall. The sunny days for the rhumbline huggers or shortest distance runners are over.

Fascinating how fast 1,000NM distance evaporates.

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Clowns to the left of me, jokers on the right....here I am stuck - racing down the middle of the two prevailing groups for the 4th leg in a row and will most likely get screwed because I didn't commit and spent the last week of the leg hedging my bets.

Wait, that's not how that song goes.

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35 minutes ago, prettyhatemachine said:

Clowns to the left of me, jokers on the right....here I am stuck - racing down the middle of the two prevailing groups for the 4th leg in a row and will most likely get screwed because I didn't commit and spent the last week of the leg hedging my bets.

Wait, that's not how that song goes.

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I guess I’m a clown...

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This could be a rough night.  Got my program in using zezo, but the wind forecast within the game shows I'll be near ddw for a short spell.  Oh well, I'm going to bed.

And go Guf!

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sorry guys, I missed the 1:00 UTC rankings for the B group. Here is the combined A&C groups. I'll shoot for tomorrow. 

Rank Group SA Name Boat Name DTL
1 A,B,C Gufmiester Gufmiester 0.0
2 C JeSa-SA JeSa 0.96
3 A Lat21 Hamachi SA 1.79
4 A Breitling Breitling_SA 1.80
5 A Marty6 Cambodunum 3.50
6 C Will Lee Lorraine III 3.54
7 C Sambaopreis Sambaopreis 3.56
8 A HKG1203 HKG1203 3.94
9 A prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 4.37
10 C rolltak Awkward Turtle 4.91
11 A Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 6.75
12 C mred mistered 7.94
13 A From The Rail A-Squared 9.10
14 C Sapphire Girl Sapphire Girl 10.10
15 A I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 10.40
16 C 4010 grimlin 13.6
17 A Vibroman Vibroman_SA 16.6
18 A Rainbow Spirit Rainbow Spirit II 16.7
19 A BlueMountainsYC shockwave11 33.1
20 A daan62 hutspot77 37.4
21 A Ozzy Ozzy 85 39.0
22 A Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 71.1
23 C   Dirty Sea Rag 80.3
24 A Tunnel Rat Mongrel 94.0
25 A Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 101.6
26 A Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 110.8
27 A Mike G Mike Ventura 381.8
28 A Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 386.1
29 C Vin Divided Sky 453.3
30 C wpbeardsley wpbeardsley 591.8
31 C   puckhead 674.4
32 C sailingk8 She Wolf 753.0
33 C Loon Localdog 796.1
34 A Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 942.9
35 A Wet Hog WetHog-SA 953.7
36 A Your Mom Your Mom SA 1293.6

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She hasnt gybed yet, nailbiting stuff.

Lucky its hand sailing in the day.

Gybing 15 mins early, fingers crossed for the west.

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apparently you can't sail straight upwind :blink:

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and a shout out to Breitling who is just 3.33 off the overall lead , not that I'm surprised ;)

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Some good news for me...  When I said the other day that the main pack was going to finish 2-3 days ahead of me, I had "ignore gates" turned on in Zezo...  so it was giving me the main pack's routing without concern for the buoy.  I'm still expected to be behind, but not THAT bad.  With a chance for glory still if the doldrums suddenly get much worse.

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6 hours ago, Gufmiester said:

Blink and you lose 1000 spots though very close.

That happened to me this morning with the badly placed jibe...

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And now the 4 knot hole fills in to 8 Grrrrr caused loss of sleep; give me the trades

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my safety is assured as I can not shake the frigate :huh:

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I keep getting distracted by all these islands. I can't help wondering what the SCUBA diving is like.

 

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K8, come to Mexico with us in two weeks. We'll be diving in Cozumel. :D

Oh, and I am on the wrong side of the slow high spinning around the doldrums. I tried for days to get east and couldn't do it. 

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mkgsailor must be busy with something tonight (it is Friday evening afterall), so here are groups A and C with a few B boats included that I have on my follow list.

1 A,B,C gary  hschutz 0.0
2 A Breitling Breitling_SA 1.10
3 A Lat21 Hamachi SA 3.10
4 C JeSa-SA JeSa 3.69
5 C rolltak Awkward Turtle 6.35
6 C Sambaopreis Sambaopreis 6.85
7 A Marty6 Cambodunum 7.96
8 A HKG1203 HKG1203 9.05
9 B Shorthanded Shorty 10.3
10 C Will Lee Lorraine III 12.7
11 C 4010 grimlin 16.9
12 A prettyhatemachine prettyhatemachine 18.0
13 A From The Rail A-Squared 18.3
14 A Golden Rose Golden Rose SA 19.2
15 C mred mistered 20.3
16 A Vibroman Vibroman_SA 26.4
17 A Rainbow Spirit Rainbow Spirit II 29.1
18 C Sapphire Girl Sapphire Girl 37.3
19 A I Sail The Black Boat Thistle1678 37.9
20 A daan62 hutspot77 56.1
21 A BlueMountainsYC shockwave11 63.5
22 B   spadadua 75.8
23 A Ozzy Ozzy 85 76.5
24 B Magool Magool 96.6
25 C   Dirty Sea Rag 114.9
26 A Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 121.9
27 B mkgsailor J2B2 135.8
28 A Tunnel Rat Mongrel 150.6
29 A Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 154.6
30 A Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 166.6
31 A Mike G Mike Ventura 316.0
32 A Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 524.8
33 C Vin Divided Sky 540.2
34 C wpbeardsley wpbeardsley 604.8
35 C   puckhead 689.3
36 C sailingk8 She Wolf 723.0
37 A Wet Hog WetHog-SA 771.1
38 A Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 782.4
39 C Loon Localdog 862.2
40 A Your Mom Your Mom SA 1278.0

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While it cost me a lot of south, I'm happy to have a little bit of east on the leaders  allthough I'm sure there are a few others like me that are hoping for a vastly improved 48hour+ forecast. It looks like a crap shoot right now. 

 Wet Hog and Mangina are starting to look pretty good up there in the breeze with lots of east. 

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5 hours ago, Magool said:

While it cost me a lot of south, I'm happy to have a little bit of east on the leaders  allthough I'm sure there are a few others like me that are hoping for a vastly improved 48hour+ forecast. It looks like a crap shoot right now. 

 Wet Hog and Mangina are starting to look pretty good up there in the breeze with lots of east. 

Up there just behind wethog. (Was ahead until a 10 hr flight from London to LAX and I had to set waypoints to avoid some islands...).  Zezo keeps telling me to go south......I keep going further east to maintain some leverage. 

Fiji to starboard!

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Zezo had us taking a couple of hitches to the east which had me excited since I was on the east side of the lead group. Got my gybe programmmed before heading for bed, then took one last look and zezo changed its mind to fast forward to the south at a hotter angle. Glad I caught the change. Or not?  Time will tell and I don’t think it will really matter considering the crap forecast south of the Solomons. 

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43 minutes ago, Shorthanded said:

Zezo had us taking a couple of hitches to the east which had me excited since I was on the east side of the lead group. Got my gybe programmmed before heading for bed, then took one last look and zezo changed its mind to fast forward to the south at a hotter angle. Glad I caught the change. Or not?  Time will tell and I don’t think it will really matter considering the crap forecast south of the Solomons. 

This.

Yeah, my original intention was to gybe across 3S and attempt move south around 175W. I was watching Marcusbelgicus fall off with presumable the same idea until they went stealth. So I went stealth, which is kinda funny to me now...it's not like I'm so great at this game that people are dying to see what I do next.

I see Rainbow Spirit and Gybe Turkey followed through, I hope it works out for them. The racing between 10S and 30S is going to be brutal for both groups.

Mom and Stufishing's Pacific Grand Tour route looks better each passing moment.

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4 minutes ago, prettyhatemachine said:

This.

Yeah, my original intention was to gybe across 3S and attempt move south around 175W. I was watching Marcusbelgicus fall off with presumable the same idea until they went stealth. So I went stealth, which is kinda funny to me now...it's not like I'm so great at this game that people are dying to see what I do next.

I see Rainbow Spirit and Gybe Turkey followed through, I hope it works out for them. The racing between 10S and 30S is going to be brutal for both groups.

Mom and Stufishing's Pacific Grand Tour route looks better each passing moment.

Yeah, I was just checking the long term forecast and they might have a much better lane through the light shit. Zezo has thrown another curve ball and has us tucking inside of Malaita and San Cristobal. This will certainly split the fleet and make things more interesting. 

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6 minutes ago, prettyhatemachine said:

This.

Yeah, my original intention was to gybe across 3S and attempt move south around 175W. I was watching Marcusbelgicus fall off with presumable the same idea until they went stealth. So I went stealth, which is kinda funny to me now...it's not like I'm so great at this game that people are dying to see what I do next.

I see Rainbow Spirit and Gybe Turkey followed through, I hope it works out for them. The racing between 10S and 30S is going to be brutal for both groups.

Mom and Stufishing's Pacific Grand Tour route looks better each passing moment.

Have you checked the Michigan standings lately?  You and I are 1 and 2 and third is a guy I know that sails out of Muskegon. 

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16 minutes ago, Shorthanded said:

Have you checked the Michigan standings lately?  You and I are 1 and 2 and third is a guy I know that sails out of Muskegon. 

Indeed. I've been exchanging friendly rivalry messages with JazzyGear as well. 

 

20 minutes ago, Shorthanded said:

Yeah, I was just checking the long term forecast and they might have a much better lane through the light shit. Zezo has thrown another curve ball and has us tucking inside of Malaita and San Cristobal. This will certainly split the fleet and make things more interesting. 

I've got my eye on XC Race and Zezo. It would seem they are looking to pass Malaita outside, which is what I was trying to avoid. 

I may need to reevaluate.

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

 

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6 minutes ago, prettyhatemachine said:

Indeed. I've been exchanging friendly rivalry messages with JazzyGear as well. 

 

I've got my eye on XC Race and Zezo. It would seem they are looking to pass Malaita outside, which is what I was trying to avoid. 

I may need to reevaluate.

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

 

I'm seeing several that rank high all time going stealth, including Nicky761 and Tessa94.

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2 hours ago, Shorthanded said:

Yeah, I was just checking the long term forecast and they might have a much better lane through the light shit. Zezo has thrown another curve ball and has us tucking inside of Malaita and San Cristobal. This will certainly split the fleet and make things more interesting. 

The inside route was also there yesterday. At that time it was even inside the buoy :D

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zezo is in doubt... west or east of the island... (it changes every 15 minutes)

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I

15 minutes ago, daan62 said:

zezo is in doubt... west or east of the island... (it changes every 15 minutes)

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I’m committed....going west. 

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8 minutes ago, Shorthanded said:

I

I’m committed....going west. 

for the moment going close to the mark... and keep options open...

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46 minutes ago, daan62 said:

for the moment going close to the mark... and keep options open...

clearly going to be a split...

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59 minutes ago, Shorthanded said:

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I’m committed....going west. 

zezo is telling me to go east... still keaping otions open!

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3 minutes ago, Breitling said:

I choose west, I prefer to be to windward of Malaita.

current zezo:

 

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Just now, daan62 said:

and now it says:

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so i will keep pointing at the mark and delaying the decision...

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5 minutes ago, daan62 said:

so i will keep pointing at the mark and delaying the decision...

If you decide to go east of Malaita you should make the call right now. The closer you get to the mark, the stronger shadow you will have to leeward.

Just my opinion.

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had a look at www.windy.com... to figure out the longer term...

Guess it will be west... (fuck it's a hard choice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

 

Thanks for the advice...

 

Hutspot77

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