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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

the "sans" options overall
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:24 PM

Nice, picked up 50,000 places last night due south of Fernando de Noronha....First time being out of the 200,000's since the race start.
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:21 AM

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in 2 lots as i'm doing it from the laptop and for those sitting in the cold we're sitting on the boat at Pittwater, Sydney in shorts and t-shirts
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

I think I've gained about 175,000 places in the last day or so.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

I was up to 9k or so, but was getting sucked into the African coast. After gybing away and letting 225,000 boats pass it's been time to head south again - up to 193,000 now, figure on passing 50k-100k more over the next two days.

Still haven't figured out what DRIFTWOOD is talking about in http://forums.sailin...00#entry3947348

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

I am just going under 25,000 - I was over 200,000 at one point after I decided to head west

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

I was up to 9k or so, but was getting sucked into the African coast. After gybing away and letting 225,000 boats pass it's been time to head south again - up to 193,000 now, figure on passing 50k-100k more over the next two days.

Still haven't figured out what DRIFTWOOD is talking about in http://forums.sailin...00#entry3947348

I cant find any group results for teams, I have set up a group called "vg2012 sailing anarchy 1" and "2" but I can't manually add members so it makes it hard to divide the groups equally, also i can only create a total of 3 groups so somebody else would need to create a couple of groups.

So at this stage it doesn't appear to be worth trying

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

went up from 170.000 to a bit more than 20.000... says nothing, but looks nice!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

Anyone else having problems with the web client confirming a course / wind angle change the the game reverting to the old heading? I've even reloaded to check it's taken then found myself off course half an hour later.

Not sure I want to head into the southern ocean with a malfunctioning autopilot.....

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

Anyone else having problems with the web client confirming a course / wind angle change the the game reverting to the old heading? I've even reloaded to check it's taken then found myself off course half an hour later.

Not sure I want to head into the southern ocean with a malfunctioning autopilot.....

Make sure you have auto TWA switched off if you are using waypoints. If not that then no idea. I've had no problems apart from the server crashes so far.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

absolutely confounding!

the last three days have been the worst. I couldn't buy a break.no matter what route I tried. scenario goes like this: check the forecasts, plan accordingly, get fucked.as soon as the weather update happens. absolutely amazing. and the leaders are roaring off at warp speed. they way things are going, I'll still be stuck for a day or two. almost not worth continuing unless there are hidden wormholes on the map somewhere

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

Anyone else having problems with the web client confirming a course / wind angle change the the game reverting to the old heading? I've even reloaded to check it's taken then found myself off course half an hour later.

Not sure I want to head into the southern ocean with a malfunctioning autopilot.....


Had the same thing happen a couple of times, change of course confirmed even after reloading, only to have it go back to the old course shortly after. I'd figured it was a clash between PC and mobile client. I've been making sure to log out before using another PC/mobile to access the game and the problem seems to have gone away. Problem seemed worse when I had the autowind function enabled.

Weather looks pretty tricky in the south atlantic, been waiting for a low to get a sleigh ride east, but all that seems to be developing is a couple of ridges......

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:03 AM

Is the game down again? I was kicked out and can't log on again...

-WildThing

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:03 AM

Anybody having issues with signing in?

I keep getting told my password is wrong, and when trying to change it nothing happens

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:04 AM

servers down

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:09 AM

Well at least i'm not the only one!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:23 AM

Yep... nice timing on the weekends. They must turn the servers off each Saturday to save some money and back on again on Mondays....

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:40 AM

even better, the message when you try to log on now reads: "information, you cannot join the race for now". well, gee thank you very much. just let me know when you think I'm worthy enough to sign back in

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:52 AM

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

Interesting satellite views and SO rankings back online at http://vr-annexe.akroweb.fr/

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

the latest, when are the boats to the east going to start heading south?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

Having passed another 65k, am up to 127,000 - but two days behind the SA2012 leaders and they're so smart they'll keep it that way.

For the dense people like me, to join the "SAILING ANARCHY 2012" log into www.virtualregatta.com using the vendeeglobe credentials, then follow DRIFTWOOD's instructions from #205 and #265.

For those complaining about paying $25 and not having the server up 24/7 - shut up you whining douchebags. It's not down for more than 1/2 hour at a crack, usually in the middle of the night Froggy-time - so come back after your next porn download and all will be well. Three months entertainment for less than a lapdance (or free if you want to go slow) is a good deal in the lower 48. Sailing solo offshore is a frustrating experience, why should it be different for you?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

Having passed another 65k, am up to 127,000 - but two days behind the SA2012 leaders and they're so smart they'll keep it that way.

For the dense people like me, to join the "SAILING ANARCHY 2012" log into www.virtualregatta.com using the vendeeglobe credentials, then follow DRIFTWOOD's instructions from #205 and #265.

For those complaining about paying $25 and not having the server up 24/7 - shut up you whining douchebags. It's not down for more than 1/2 hour at a crack, usually in the middle of the night Froggy-time - so come back after your next porn download and all will be well. Three months entertainment for less than a lapdance (or free if you want to go slow) is a good deal in the lower 48. Sailing solo offshore is a frustrating experience, why should it be different for you?


why don't you tell us what you really think!!!

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:09 PM


Having passed another 65k, am up to 127,000 - but two days behind the SA2012 leaders and they're so smart they'll keep it that way.

For the dense people like me, to join the "SAILING ANARCHY 2012" log into www.virtualregatta.com using the vendeeglobe credentials, then follow DRIFTWOOD's instructions from #205 and #265.

For those complaining about paying $25 and not having the server up 24/7 - shut up you whining douchebags. It's not down for more than 1/2 hour at a crack, usually in the middle of the night Froggy-time - so come back after your next porn download and all will be well. Three months entertainment for less than a lapdance (or free if you want to go slow) is a good deal in the lower 48. Sailing solo offshore is a frustrating experience, why should it be different for you?


why don't you tell us what you really think!!!

+1 And of course, paying $25 to be two days off of the leaders seems like bad economics to me. I'm about a day and a half from the leaders and I got there for free. And I still moan about the server crashes.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

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Nice! but it's not gonna last as the westerners start to catch up...

-WildThing

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:41 AM

For those complaining about paying $25 and not having the server up 24/7 - shut up you whining douchebags. It's not down for more than 1/2 hour at a crack, usually in the middle of the night Froggy-time - so come back after your next porn download and all will be well. Three months entertainment for less than a lapdance (or free if you want to go slow) is a good deal in the lower 48. Sailing solo offshore is a frustrating experience, why should it be different for you?


LOL

Hey, you guys to the SW, how about cracking off the Code 0 for a few hours and lettin' a few of us catch up? Fat chance!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:50 AM

WildThing, I've been tracking you since we were very close just past the Canaries. I hung on too long with with the ego trip near the African Coast but eventually bit it and headed west. I'm now around Brigand and chasing those who headed west earlier.

Thanks to whoever pointed out that the Gough Island mark is an ice limit. I've been thinking I had to leave it to Port. I'm looking at a more easterly route now.

I used to be x2sea but couldn't re-register with that boat so now, I'm

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:18 AM

So does anyone know about how many boats are in that Africa pack with the leaders?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:40 AM

Having passed another 65k, am up to 127,000 - but two days behind the SA2012 leaders and they're so smart they'll keep it that way.

For the dense people like me, to join the "SAILING ANARCHY 2012" log into www.virtualregatta.com using the vendeeglobe credentials, then follow DRIFTWOOD's instructions from #205 and #265.

For those complaining about paying $25 and not having the server up 24/7 - shut up you whining douchebags. It's not down for more than 1/2 hour at a crack, usually in the middle of the night Froggy-time - so come back after your next porn download and all will be well. Three months entertainment for less than a lapdance (or free if you want to go slow) is a good deal in the lower 48. Sailing solo offshore is a frustrating experience, why should it be different for you?


Or just stop wasting your money and energy for some money grubbing idiots and use one of the decent free virtual sailing sites like http://virtual-loup-de-mer.org/
And use the extension with a great graphical interface and built in routing like: http://silverlight.v.../frogtools.html
Seriously, these are so much better than this virtual regatta trash. I'm playing both, but I spend no time and energy on the VR game, virtual loup de mer is where it's at.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:54 AM

So does anyone know about how many boats are in that Africa pack with the leaders?

Not so many, but there are a few everywhere else. http://vr-annexe.akr...g12.php?idsat=2

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:22 AM

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:50 PM


So does anyone know about how many boats are in that Africa pack with the leaders?

Not so many, but there are a few everywhere else. http://vr-annexe.akr...g12.php?idsat=2


what does purple mean?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

Purple is "with options"

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:14 PM



So does anyone know about how many boats are in that Africa pack with the leaders?

Not so many, but there are a few everywhere else. http://vr-annexe.akr...g12.php?idsat=2


what does purple mean?

With pro options. yellow is without options.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

oi! they are out again!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:24 PM

Sailing Instructions amendment

The sailing instructions for the real Vendee Skippers have been changed.
Therefore the sailing instructions for the Virtual Vendee Globe have changed accordingly.
You can see the amendments here.
In summary, the Atlantic Ice Gate 42°00S / 005°00E - 015°00E has been moved and is now renamed the Needle Gate and is positioned at 41°00S / 012°00E - 020°00E.


p.s., With this ice gate move, I immediately lost 40000 places!!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

I lost over 60,000 places. Nothing like moving the goal posts -- I bet WildThing had something to do with this! :)

Sheesh, I've just spent a week getting back from 245,000th. . .Damn, those Africa huggers are going to be pissed when I catch them now!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

Sailing Instructions amendment

The sailing instructions for the real Vendee Skippers have been changed.
Therefore the sailing instructions for the Virtual Vendee Globe have changed accordingly.
You can see the amendments here.
In summary, the Atlantic Ice Gate 42°00S / 005°00E - 015°00E has been moved and is now renamed the Needle Gate and is positioned at 41°00S / 012°00E - 020°00E.


p.s., With this ice gate move, I immediately lost 40000 places!!


would be nice to have it in... (not french...)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:00 PM


Sailing Instructions amendment

The sailing instructions for the real Vendee Skippers have been changed.
Therefore the sailing instructions for the Virtual Vendee Globe have changed accordingly.
You can see the amendments here.
In summary, the Atlantic Ice Gate 42°00S / 005°00E - 015°00E has been moved and is now renamed the Needle Gate and is positioned at 41°00S / 012°00E - 020°00E.


p.s., With this ice gate move, I immediately lost 40000 places!!


would be nice to have it in... (not french...)


?? In both English and French in the PDF when I just looked. Incidentally, the line plotted on the course seems to indicate that the western end of this one has to be left to starboard, unlike the others where you just need to be north of the gate at some point between the markers

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:07 PM

Nothing like moving the goal posts --


This is exactly what it is - BULLSHIT! Anyone have a guess as to what the rationale was behind this bit of changing the rules once the game has begun? Maybe the coast huggers give better head?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:09 PM


Nothing like moving the goal posts --


This is exactly what it is - BULLSHIT! Anyone have a guess as to what the rationale was behind this bit of changing the rules once the game has begun? Maybe the coast huggers give better head?


Presumably to keep the game reflective of the actual race. Fair enough I think on this one, since it's the same effect it will have on the real skippers

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

There was no change to the rules.

that is what is happening in the real race. They suck it up so you will have to as well.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

So, right after they annouced the gate move I lost 94K positions. Now, my position has improved by 90K places. WTF!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:31 PM

Deep southwest is starting to shape up as an option in the extended forecasts so perhaps the Gough Island mark will have more of a bearing on the game situation than a few days ago...

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:33 PM

i'm losing it... i will never understand them cheese eating, grape kickink nutheads...!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:38 PM

Deep southwest is starting to shape up as an option in the extended forecasts so perhaps the Gough Island mark will have more of a bearing on the game situation than a few days ago...


i still beleve heading south is the way to go! (from there, somewhere, pick up the right wind and blast off...)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:39 PM

smellibits is c. 22S 31W.

Looking at those in the SA2012 group per the satellite piccies, I reckon 6times7 is in the lead followed by S/Y epoxy, but with Wing it in an interesting place: but ahead of all of us is Yodaman @ c 22.5S 25W.

Any advances/corrections?

Looks like those us in the west, 20S or more, are having or will have some light stuff to get through whilst heading SE. It seems as though we'll start picking up some reasonable wind 8am Wednesday morning French time, and hopefully it'll start honking progressively from then on.

My last entry here was 5 days ago, when I had VirtualRegatta News about 20NM up my chuff. At times we've had over 100NM divergence west/east, but we're converging on the same spot,and I reckon in 5 hours time he'll be up my chuff again, about 10-15NM behind. Well that's what I hope anyway.

Have avoided drifting buoys and semi sunk containers so far, but for all I know, in virtual terms I could be parked in someone's cockpit, or they in mine, and I'll never know. Still reckon game would be improved measureably by each boat registering at least one or two near boats, and what do the great majority of boats care for the whereabouts of the top 5 boats? Top one fine, and amongst themselves, give them that info, but for the rest of us, irrelevant.

But good fun, except for the moments of trepidation when logging in having been away overnight or longer without access and finding out how big the damage is .

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:45 AM

I bet WildThing had something to do with this! :)

Sheesh, I've just spent a week getting back from 245,000th. . .Damn, those Africa huggers are going to be pissed when I catch them now!


I swear I had nothing to do with this... just minding my own business here, trying to figure out a way south along the African coast!

-WildThing

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:55 AM

Finally, the scoring is showing the boats in the west in a favorable position.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:57 AM

I think the dramatic position change had to do with moving the Ice gate further west by 300 miles

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:41 AM

I thought it went north and east

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:08 AM

oops you're right, those are E long.s

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:36 AM

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

Huh, my boat, MaxiKaana isn't in such a bad place considering I started 2 days after the real race.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

Well I'm hoping this is what's going to happen.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

Can I ask what program you're using in that screenshot?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

Well I'm hoping this is what's going to happen.


Problem is those with the newer boats just stick up their Code 0 and even in 8-9 knots they just truck on over the ridge and into the depression on the other side. Consequently, I'm trying to balance getting south fast with staying as far east as possible, balancing VMG to both Gough Island and the first ice gate. I notice you've gone west again - will be interesting to see which pays over the next little while.

p.s. would also be interested to know what the routing program is. Someone on the 'real' VG thread seemed to be using the same thing and it looks interesting (though not sure I want to go there - already spending too much time on this...)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

Can I ask what program you're using in that screenshot?

ZyGrib. It's pretty good and you can set the gribs to coincide with the game gribs. Only fault is that there is no course marker nor distance between markers but that's easy enough to calculate if you set the display to mercator projection.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:35 PM


Well I'm hoping this is what's going to happen.


Problem is those with the newer boats just stick up their Code 0 and even in 8-9 knots they just truck on over the ridge and into the depression on the other side. Consequently, I'm trying to balance getting south fast with staying as far east as possible, balancing VMG to both Gough Island and the first ice gate. I notice you've gone west again - will be interesting to see which pays over the next little while.

p.s. would also be interested to know what the routing program is. Someone on the 'real' VG thread seemed to be using the same thing and it looks interesting (though not sure I want to go there - already spending too much time on this...)

It's not a router. Simply a grib reader with a few extras. I have Expedition. It's great on the boat but it's pretty useless for this game as it calculates the routes on an ongoing basis (3 hour increments) whereas the game only updates every 12 hours. If you want a quick "free" routing idea of where to head then try PredictWind. It's still ongoing but it'll give an fairly accurate idea of the fastest route to a waypoint over about 7 days and it includes open60 polars..

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:47 PM

It's not a router. Simply a grib reader with a few extras. I have Expedition. It's great on the boat but it's pretty useless for this game as it calculates the routes on an ongoing basis (3 hour increments) whereas the game only updates every 12 hours. If you want a quick "free" routing idea of where to head then try PredictWind. It's still ongoing but it'll give an fairly accurate idea of the fastest route to a waypoint over about 7 days and it includes open60 polars..


So far I've been using Pacotool which has given me what I want.

As a dinghy sailor, one thing I'm finding interesting about the game is thinking about navigation beyond the 'hard to wind, pinch a little, catch that windshift, lay to the mark' mentality . It's interesting to have to try and take whole weather systems into consideration. Obviously there's heaps of unrealistic assumpions built into the game (e.g. twice daily wind updates, 60nm wind cells, no currents) but I'm happy with that as it keeps things simpler and allows real life to continue...

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:20 PM


It's not a router. Simply a grib reader with a few extras. I have Expedition. It's great on the boat but it's pretty useless for this game as it calculates the routes on an ongoing basis (3 hour increments) whereas the game only updates every 12 hours. If you want a quick "free" routing idea of where to head then try PredictWind. It's still ongoing but it'll give an fairly accurate idea of the fastest route to a waypoint over about 7 days and it includes open60 polars..


So far I've been using Pacotool which has given me what I want.

As a dinghy sailor, one thing I'm finding interesting about the game is thinking about navigation beyond the 'hard to wind, pinch a little, catch that windshift, lay to the mark' mentality . It's interesting to have to try and take whole weather systems into consideration. Obviously there's heaps of unrealistic assumpions built into the game (e.g. twice daily wind updates, 60nm wind cells, no currents) but I'm happy with that as it keeps things simpler and allows real life to continue...

I keep coming back to play this and the VOR no matter how shitty the gameplay and the interface is because although you are still playing the same game, no two editions are alike and it's good to get the old grey matter churning up possible routes and solutions to try and capitalise on what hand nature is dealing out. Winning. Forget it. I have neither the time nor the inclination to sit here 24 hours a day for 3 months just to win a frigging watch, I'll nip down to the chinese shop and buy a Casio for 5 Euros if I need one of those. it's the little private match races that go on within the game that makes it interesting for me.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:14 PM

While I coughed up the money for the pro sails, I'm keeping the decision making 'corinthian'. No routing tools or outside access to weather data. What irks me is the lack of weather data on the 'zoomed out' image of VR. It's very hard to get the big picture of what's coming further out.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

I'm headed S and hoping that front fills in before I need to head east to clear gough island.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:18 PM

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:14 PM

I'm headed S and hoping that front fills in before I need to head east to clear gough island.

We can but hope. I've got a nasty feeling that where I'm heading I'll make the tail end of the good stuff and then get dropped off of the back which means either head winds or another dive to the south to catch the next low coming through.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

smellibits is c. 22S 31W.

Looking at those in the SA2012 group per the satellite piccies, I reckon 6times7 is in the lead followed by S/Y epoxy, but with Wing it in an interesting place: but ahead of all of us is Yodaman @ c 22.5S 25W.

Any advances/corrections?


Looks like those us in the west, 20S or more, are having or will have some light stuff to get through whilst heading SE. It seems as though we'll start picking up some reasonable wind 8am Wednesday morning French time, and hopefully it'll start honking progressively from then on.

My last entry here was 5 days ago, when I had VirtualRegatta News about 20NM up my chuff. At times we've had over 100NM divergence west/east, but we're converging on the same spot,and I reckon in 5 hours time he'll be up my chuff again, about 10-15NM behind. Well that's what I hope anyway.

Have avoided drifting buoys and semi sunk containers so far, but for all I know, in virtual terms I could be parked in someone's cockpit, or they in mine, and I'll never know. Still reckon game would be improved measureably by each boat registering at least one or two near boats, and what do the great majority of boats care for the whereabouts of the top 5 boats? Top one fine, and amongst themselves, give them that info, but for the rest of us, irrelevant.

But good fun, except for the moments of trepidation when logging in having been away overnight or longer without access and finding out how big the damage is .


Things have come good over the last few days for us westerners, just hoping the forecast holds up.

Enjoying the current battle just behind Cyrille H (sailing as Eau Gazeuse I think) and S/Y Epoxy (sans aids - fair play!) with smellibits looking well set to take some miles out of us for the next couple of days. Yodaman still schooling us all though...

Looking forward to the blast through the south, lots of track left yet.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

I'm hesitant to stick my head up but I seem to have a favourable scoring glitch. I'm ranked (according to my screens at least) around 13-14000th but I'm further west than Brigand and not really further south.

The distance to go seems to substantiate the rating but I can't see how this is being calculated correctly.

I'm going in the direction that I've plotted but I would expect to be around 33-34000th given those around me. It seems to me that Brigand should be showing in front of me in standings/ranking.

Just thought I'd note this in case there is glitch that might screw things up later on.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

I'm hesitant to stick my head up but I seem to have a favourable scoring glitch. I'm ranked (according to my screens at least) around 13-14000th but I'm further west than Brigand and not really further south.

The distance to go seems to substantiate the rating but I can't see how this is being calculated correctly.

I'm going in the direction that I've plotted but I would expect to be around 33-34000th given those around me. It seems to me that Brigand should be showing in front of me in standings/ranking.

Just thought I'd note this in case there is glitch that might screw things up later on.

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I agree whole heartedly,,, In fact by my calculations, I should be in front of everyone but the bloody game keeps letting all the other boats past. Definitely a glitch and it's been screwing me up since the start.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:54 AM

The glitch has been good for the ego - went from 234k Friday night to 19k Monday morning. Hooray for New Math! Slowly slinking backwards, shooting for westward, southern option. Hero or goat?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:42 AM

For those with Options suggest you check to make sure your Auto Sails is actually working. I found my trusty steed has been sailing along with the wrong sail selected and it appears Auto Sails was not working for me. The color of the option button has changed, whatever that means. It looks like they rev'd from beta to full release at some point and I suspect that changes were made. I don't mind making sail changes myself but I can't do that from 30,000 feet or while I'm working. Sent them a note but I don't have high hopes. I reselected, logged out, blah, blah, blah so maybe it will work now.

Oh yeah, the game interface was showing different settings and values than the Pactool extracted numbers. That's not happened before either. Maybe I just needed to reset the mess.

Fun times ahead in the next few days as a chute opens up towards the ice limit. Gotta get a move on to catch that wave.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:18 AM

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:31 PM

This change will be interesting.



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We'll be updating the ranking system over the next few days and this will be complete by Monday 3rd December. In the meantime, you may see that your rank is inconsistent. We apologise for the inconvenience this may be causing. It has been caused by changes to the Ice Gates and the way that the calculations have been made until recently.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:54 PM

This change will be interesting.



virtual Regatta Page Officielle


We'll be updating the ranking system over the next few days and this will be complete by Monday 3rd December. In the meantime, you may see that your rank is inconsistent. We apologise for the inconvenience this may be causing. It has been caused by changes to the Ice Gates and the way that the calculations have been made until recently.


What they're really saying is "we're screwing around with the game and don't get upset if it crashes on December 3rd."

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

This change will be interesting.



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We'll be updating the ranking system over the next few days and this will be complete by Monday 3rd December. In the meantime, you may see that your rank is inconsistent. We apologise for the inconvenience this may be causing. It has been caused by changes to the Ice Gates and the way that the calculations have been made until recently.

Brilliant. This is how to create global reaction. A guaranteed "OOOOHHHH, FFFUUUUCKK" worldwide, and with no chance of an election to vote the bastards out.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:29 PM

I still believe in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

I still believe in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy!
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Ohhh, I believe in the bloody tooth fairy all right.. I got none left. All those sixpences. Where did they go? Not a single one under my pillow.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:42 AM

In case any of you don't know about this. I've got a great little program called MB-Ruler which is brilliant for setting angles, waypoints, and distances on a standard grib viewer. It works as a semi-transparent overlay, all you have to do is set up your favourite grib resolution and set the scale from pixels to Nmiles and you are up and running. MB-Ruler
You can also overlay it on top of the game screen instead of the crap 12H and 24H guesstimator that's on there to get a better idea of rhumb lines /distances etc. It's free as well.

You can see the protractor and the grey angle/distance circle alnost centre screen.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:47 AM

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:10 PM

OK - so I'm new to this thing but I'm confused about the projection of the chart shown on the game. It doesn't appear to have any distortion built in for the change in longitudonal lines as one heads into the south. The grid seems to be perfectly square and 1 degree seems to be 1 degree on the screen. To me this doesn't make sense when working on a mercator projection. Am I being thick?

It's causing me all sorts of hassle when it comes to trying to route on Expedition.....

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

A mercator is actually a distortion of what the earth looks like to start with. One degree IS one degree, however the game screen does interpolate and one degree lg at 50S is a shorter distance than at 20S. You can use your waypoints to prove this.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

A mercator is actually a distortion of what the earth looks like to start with. One degree IS one degree, however the game screen does interpolate and one degree lg at 50S is a shorter distance than at 20S.


Hmmm - get that. It's just if I steer 160d then the "where are you going to be in 12 hours" thingy shows a course of 20d off the bottom of the screen. Actually - just checked that and it doesn't, the angle is a little bigger. I'll get my coat.

I think perhaps Expedition switches into Gnomic or something at lower latitudes. Anyone know?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

life isn't that bad....
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

life isn't that bad....
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Hmmmmm- If you want a "Grufft " Idea then count 6º as 360 Nm. Same as a circle. or a very rough idea of Long then add 32% to the distance of the Lat.. If you want to get fussy then the distance of LAT at the distance Lat+ or Lat- from the equator is equal to the distance Long against the same Latitude line or close to it. So at the equator, 1º lat = 60 miles,,, but at the N Pole 0ºlat=0miles

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

OK - so I'm new to this thing but I'm confused about the projection of the chart shown on the game. It doesn't appear to have any distortion built in for the change in longitudonal lines as one heads into the south. The grid seems to be perfectly square and 1 degree seems to be 1 degree on the screen. To me this doesn't make sense when working on a mercator projection. Am I being thick?

It's causing me all sorts of hassle when it comes to trying to route on Expedition.....

Grufft I have expedition and it is crap for this game,,, forget it. I use it on the boat and it is great for continual output,,, but for a game like this... Chuck it into the rubbish bin, It's too precise for the interface we are forced to work with.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

The other problem with routers like expedition or predict wind is that they're giving you a route based on continually changing forecasts. But the wind only changes every 12 hours in the game, so routing software may try to send you on a course based on winds that won't exist in the game.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

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Looks like they got the ranking system changed.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

Heh,, Mr options- I hasten to advise you ,,,, BUT, There are lot of "no fuckers" out there breathing down your ass.-
sorry. look south and east-.... look north and west.
I will bet you that the boats that were kissing each othes butts 2000 milespast will be kissing the same buts in about 36 hours. Maybe 48

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:46 PM


life isn't that bad....
hutspot77

Hmmmmm- If you want a "Grufft " Idea then count 6º as 360 Nm. Same as a circle. or a very rough idea of Long then add 32% to the distance of the Lat.. If you want to get fussy then the distance of LAT at the distance Lat+ or Lat- from the equator is equal to the distance Long against the same Latitude line or close to it. So at the equator, 1º lat = 60 miles,,, but at the N Pole 0ºlat=0miles


lost it after the first sentence... sorry! ranking still says nothing! it's a long race and we will see in the end... everybody will do something right and something wrong, it's just about the balance in the end!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:26 AM



life isn't that bad....
hutspot77

Hmmmmm- If you want a "Grufft " Idea then count 6º as 360 Nm. Same as a circle. or a very rough idea of Long then add 32% to the distance of the Lat.. If you want to get fussy then the distance of LAT at the distance Lat+ or Lat- from the equator is equal to the distance Long against the same Latitude line or close to it. So at the equator, 1º lat = 60 miles,,, but at the N Pole 0ºlat=0miles


lost it after the first sentence... sorry! ranking still says nothing! it's a long race and we will see in the end... everybody will do something right and something wrong, it's just about the balance in the end!

Yeah. Well I saw it as clear as mud BUT, What I was basically saying was that from anywhere on the globe,,, if you take a LAT measurment then that distance will translate to a LONG measurement at the same LAT,BUT... won't work for a different LAT .... SO, let's say we measure out 360 miles at 0º LAT and translate those to 360 miles on LONG at between 0º and 5º N or S,, it'll be correct as near as dammit, but if you were to translate that same measured distance to 50º N or S then it'll be !Miles! out because navigation doesn't take place on a flat chart table. What you are actually doing is solving the angles of a curved right angled triangle where the right angle is a constant but the length of the right angled side is contantly changing the further away you get from the right angle. Now if that doesn't make spaghetti out of relatively sane brain cells I don't know what will. Who needs GPS anyways?.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:17 PM




life isn't that bad....
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Hmmmmm- If you want a "Grufft " Idea then count 6º as 360 Nm. Same as a circle. or a very rough idea of Long then add 32% to the distance of the Lat.. If you want to get fussy then the distance of LAT at the distance Lat+ or Lat- from the equator is equal to the distance Long against the same Latitude line or close to it. So at the equator, 1º lat = 60 miles,,, but at the N Pole 0ºlat=0miles


lost it after the first sentence... sorry! ranking still says nothing! it's a long race and we will see in the end... everybody will do something right and something wrong, it's just about the balance in the end!

Yeah. Well I saw it as clear as mud BUT, What I was basically saying was that from anywhere on the globe,,, if you take a LAT measurment then that distance will translate to a LONG measurement at the same LAT,BUT... won't work for a different LAT .... SO, let's say we measure out 360 miles at 0º LAT and translate those to 360 miles on LONG at between 0º and 5º N or S,, it'll be correct as near as dammit, but if you were to translate that same measured distance to 50º N or S then it'll be !Miles! out because navigation doesn't take place on a flat chart table. What you are actually doing is solving the angles of a curved right angled triangle where the right angle is a constant but the length of the right angled side is contantly changing the further away you get from the right angle. Now if that doesn't make spaghetti out of relatively sane brain cells I don't know what will. Who needs GPS anyways?.

good try but one minute of latitude is equal to one nautical mile, anywhere on the globe. Not so for longitude.. Lat and Long are equidistant only at the equator. You can picture this best of course by looking at a polar chart of the earth.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:53 PM





life isn't that bad....
hutspot77

Hmmmmm- If you want a "Grufft " Idea then count 6º as 360 Nm. Same as a circle. or a very rough idea of Long then add 32% to the distance of the Lat.. If you want to get fussy then the distance of LAT at the distance Lat+ or Lat- from the equator is equal to the distance Long against the same Latitude line or close to it. So at the equator, 1º lat = 60 miles,,, but at the N Pole 0ºlat=0miles


lost it after the first sentence... sorry! ranking still says nothing! it's a long race and we will see in the end... everybody will do something right and something wrong, it's just about the balance in the end!

Yeah. Well I saw it as clear as mud BUT, What I was basically saying was that from anywhere on the globe,,, if you take a LAT measurment then that distance will translate to a LONG measurement at the same LAT,BUT... won't work for a different LAT .... SO, let's say we measure out 360 miles at 0º LAT and translate those to 360 miles on LONG at between 0º and 5º N or S,, it'll be correct as near as dammit, but if you were to translate that same measured distance to 50º N or S then it'll be !Miles! out because navigation doesn't take place on a flat chart table. What you are actually doing is solving the angles of a curved right angled triangle where the right angle is a constant but the length of the right angled side is contantly changing the further away you get from the right angle. Now if that doesn't make spaghetti out of relatively sane brain cells I don't know what will. Who needs GPS anyways?.

good try but one minute of latitude is equal to one nautical mile, anywhere on the globe. Not so for longitude.. Lat and Long are equidistant only at the equator. You can picture this best of course by looking at a polar chart of the earth.

Yep.. I know that. BUT, when you are working with a sextant at about 6.8 knots max. Who gives a fuck? Now I know that the speedies will shout about doing 400 mile days and good luck to them,,, BUT,, most of us do 150- 200 mile days and a sextant is adequate for being 60 miles out of line instead of a GPS which is exact to within 5 metres until the fucking batteries run out. I'll stick with the sextant until the friggin SUN goes out and then I'll pit my wits against this fucking game interface anyday.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:05 PM





life isn't that bad....
hutspot77

Hmmmmm- If you want a "Grufft " Idea then count 6º as 360 Nm. Same as a circle. or a very rough idea of Long then add 32% to the distance of the Lat.. If you want to get fussy then the distance of LAT at the distance Lat+ or Lat- from the equator is equal to the distance Long against the same Latitude line or close to it. So at the equator, 1º lat = 60 miles,,, but at the N Pole 0ºlat=0miles


lost it after the first sentence... sorry! ranking still says nothing! it's a long race and we will see in the end... everybody will do something right and something wrong, it's just about the balance in the end!

Yeah. Well I saw it as clear as mud BUT, What I was basically saying was that from anywhere on the globe,,, if you take a LAT measurment then that distance will translate to a LONG measurement at the same LAT,BUT... won't work for a different LAT .... SO, let's say we measure out 360 miles at 0º LAT and translate those to 360 miles on LONG at between 0º and 5º N or S,, it'll be correct as near as dammit, but if you were to translate that same measured distance to 50º N or S then it'll be !Miles! out because navigation doesn't take place on a flat chart table. What you are actually doing is solving the angles of a curved right angled triangle where the right angle is a constant but the length of the right angled side is contantly changing the further away you get from the right angle. Now if that doesn't make spaghetti out of relatively sane brain cells I don't know what will. Who needs GPS anyways?.

good try but one minute of latitude is equal to one nautical mile, anywhere on the globe. Not so for longitude.. Lat and Long are equidistant only at the equator. You can picture this best of course by looking at a polar chart of the earth.

There is no GOOD TRY..... what I wrote is the truth mate.- I've spent 30 years going around the planet without GPS until it was forced on me. Don't try to teach me how to navigate,,, PLEASE:::I've explained how it works,,, you interpret it however your tiny brain wishes to deal with it, and don't come back on here crying about how you don't really understand how it all works after you hit a fucking rock..

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:08 PM

Continued from above- 1º does NOT translate to 60 miles not in LAT nor LONg unless you are at 0º---- the Equator. The further you go N or S then the distance varies... it becomes shorter so that 60 miles at the equator becomes 53 miles at 40ºN or S. Jeez. I wish it were simple again-

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:31 PM

The "first place" boat OGT287, as of about 9:30 PDT, just passed the first ice limit buoy. Where the turbo button on this thing? Interesting to see so many of the SA boats all heading to almost the exact same place right now.

EDIT: That's OG287 and never mind the other typos

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