Flaming

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  1. Flaming

    RORC 600 - Virtual Race

    Was I the only one solely playing on the mobile app?
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    RORC 600 - Virtual Race

    Just inside the top 1k, didn't quite pip laser. Happy with that after my grounding early in the race. Overall though, I'm not sure that this race is well suited to the VR format. Steady breeze and short legs made the tactical options very limited, and the biggest gains were to be had by shaving the corners as close as you dared. Think I'll stick to the Ocean courses in the future. Looking at the 3D images of my boat creaming along at 13 knots with the temperature saying 25 degrees though... Made me want to actually do the race...
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    RORC 600 - Virtual Race

    Also, am I right that you cannot place waypoints from the app? They'd be quite useful for this race...
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    RORC 600 - Virtual Race

    Argh. Hit the island at mark 4. Spent 20 minutes altering course to try and get off, and refreshing. Kept telling me I was still aground. Finally it seemed to agree that I was off. Lost 1500 places, was in about 300th when I hit the putty. Look at my track this morning and all my course alterations show up well clear of the coast.... Grrr.
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Well I did wonder if we might have a slight advantage when I was picking my moment to gybe in 35 knots whilst sitting up in bed with a cup of tea, rather than being bounced around in an IMOCA in the southern Ocean... I also don't recall having to climb the mast to fix anything, or laminate new bits into my boat, but you know you only remember the good bits afterwards anyway right?
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    I had stared it, but only with a free boat... 10kish at the Equator so far. I was considering ponying up and going for a proper attempt....
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Thanks. Starting to wish I'd had this virtual racing idea myself....
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    So if you want full pack you're paying for every race...?
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    With the UK again going into lockdown until "Unspecified date". I've been looking at doing more of the races... A question that I can't seem to find the answer to - if you go for the VIP option, does that give you the full pack for every race?
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Nemo point is looking like it won't cost me all that much overall now. What does it look like for those up front?
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    I agree. I'm actually quite happy to be within 300 miles of the front without using one, and with only buying the full pack at the Cape Verdes.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    The front fell off. Therefore it is outside the environment. I thought this was well known.
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Thanks, to be honest I'm not really taking this all that seriously, I only bought the full pack at the Cape Verdes when I was further up than I thought I would be. Interesting to see that I wasn't actually all that far out on the best TWA downwind with a bit of a guess. Was a bit low in the light, that's all.
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    Vendee Globe 2020 - Virtual Race

    Is there somewhere where these polars are available?