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Good morning, This is that last update from me - the happy threesome have had a close finish with great relief all round.  There are still 5 SAists out there.  @vibroman abruptly turned left

Good morning (just, it's almost lunch time here), As pointed out the ranking are starting to make sense.  We are back to regular programming with @Your Mom back on top.  shockwave11 has managed t

Good morning, I see that @chuso007's  8yr old has pulled off some masterful strategy over the last few days, but is now in the middle of a heaving, sweating mass of SAers.  A place which may make

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Well, my junket south didn't pay.  I've lost at least 9 hours to the front pack.  After starting 3 days late, I was happy to get within a day and a half of Mom, et.al.

I'm okay back in the cheap seats for now.  My comeback will be all the sweeter. . .when it comes.

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Optimism doesn't wait on facts. ...

m2for

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1 hour ago, TPG said:

One of the lead pack just ate it on the ice line.

Looks like ice watch tonight. I hear a through hull thermometer helps, the sea temperature near a big bergy bit is lower. 

Maybe something for the Virtual boys to charge extra for!

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1 hour ago, Raz'r said:

Oddly enough I'm still 8-9 hours back. So it didn't cost too much when I did it. Maybe an hour?

As long as you can stay in the same weather system, you can take some risks and not necessarily lose much in the long run.  The killer is if you fall off the back of a system and find yourself bobbling along, waiting for the next system, while the fleet sails away at 20 kts.

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44 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

As long as you can stay in the same weather system, you can take some risks and not necessarily lose much in the long run.  The killer is if you fall off the back of a system and find yourself bobbling along, waiting for the next system, while the fleet sails away at 20 kts.

very correct! it's like a demolition derby....  every transition competitors will fall of the wagon... as long as you stay on it, you've got a chance!

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Yep, just got dropped off the back of the leader's system. Even guys a few hours ahead are cruising in 20kn breeze at 130 TWA while I'm getting pushed towards ice limit in 13kn winds. Going to have to short gybe at least once waiting for the wind shift. Not that I was going to catch the leaders anyway but I was within 18-24 hours for a while, now it's 36+ to the front. 

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5 hours ago, winchfodder said:

Looks like ice watch tonight. I hear a through hull thermometer helps, the sea temperature near a big bergy bit is lower. 

Maybe something for the Virtual boys to charge extra for!

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I almost ended up a victim if I didn't check before dinner. 

 

Fucking poodles want slushies.

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Good morning,

Well we have arrived at the ice limit and some of us seem keener to play with it than others.  As always some people cannot see a red line without stepping over it.  Shockingly I was not one of them.  Other people are still blaming their poodles, at least there is a lack of squirrels around here.

Generally the fleet is moving a bit more north which was not scheduled until the new bump was announced - a big bergy bit must have been spotted.  It doesn't look like it will have too much effect on the real Vendee Fleet but could well have implications Sodebo doing the Jules Verne attempt.  There is very little north-south distance between the virtual fleet at the moment with the front runners strung out along the limit- or close to it.  A gybe will be called for in about 36 hrs and then a few more options as we round the top of the bulge in DDW conditions.

The Corinthians have just caught the next train out of the station, Sticky and Hotfoot are match racing downwind in some brisk conditions, Mid and KR deCap are in danger of missing this one and having to wait for train no 3.  Menu recommendations at the station bar are available on request.

Lastly, there was some admirable leadership in the Corinthian group where Kenny completed changed the rules to permit additional sails and then, in an inspired master stroke, he purchased light sails just as he enters the southern ocean. Genius move to confound your enemies!  

1-Dec      
00:15UTC      
Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader
1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 17231
2 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 15
3 kea.nn kea.nn SA 18
4 Will Lee Lorraine III 24.3
5 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 24.5
6 Iced Tea rule69 28.5
7 Blue Mountain YC  shockwave11 30.1
8 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 37
9 gavinbpk PGB 37.2
10 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 37.9
11 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 39.3
12 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 44.1
13 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 46.5
14 Gufmiester BigBalls 49.8
15 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 54.2
16 daan62 hutspot77 57.9
17 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 59.9
18 MasterRobin MasterRobin 61
19 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 64.2
20 TocToc Vuvuzela 77.2
21 CordRipper RumHam 91.9
22 viper43 viper64043 92.4
23 sailon2 jahmbo SA 92.6
24 arr4ws Arr4ws 101.9
25 bushsailor rushour 109.7
26 Mike G MikeVentura 140.1
27 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 153.6
28 12345 Siafu 159.8
29 F15 AUS AUS3572 172.7
30 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 173.5
31 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 194.5
32 Raz'r SVKahoots 198.8
33 SteveJH Stephen_1987 282.8
34 Flaming Flaming 383.3
35 Headntac Ryoochi 475.6
36 PB2207 Chi-2207 521.9
37 x2sea m2for-SA 625
38 Wattie MuritaiWatt 712.7
39 MobyBick MobyBick 950.3
40 gary Hschutz 985.7
41 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 1250.7
42 mad Sticky 1410
43 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 1427.9
44 Laser1 Hotfoot 1490
45 Vin Divided Sky 1751.6
46 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 1799.2
47 Mid SA_Mid 1974.9
48 rhenders The Hooded Fang 2036.5
49 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 2093.2
50 CapnK KR deCap 2376.4
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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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18 hours ago, Tunnel Rat said:

The Corinthians have just caught the next train out of the station, Sticky and Hotfoot are match racing downwind in some brisk conditions, Mid and KR deCap are in danger of missing this one and having to wait for train no 3.  Menu recommendations at the station bar are available on request.

Do skip the toast.  It is stale and quite horrible.  On top of that Sticky buggered orf leaving me to settle the tab :lol:

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18 hours ago, Tunnel Rat said:

The Corinthians have just caught the next train out of the station, Sticky and Hotfoot are match racing downwind in some brisk conditions, Mid and KR deCap are in danger of missing this one and having to wait for train no 3.  Menu recommendations at the station bar are available on request.

I didn't spend any money, only have the Code 0 bought with what 'earned' credits I had prior, so I doubt I'll be able to make up much unless I get some breaks from the weather.

Do they have wings at the bar? I like Hot Teriyaki the best, if they have those along with a decent IPA, I'll be all good... :)

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32 minutes ago, Laser1 said:

Do skip the toast.  It is stale and quite horrible.  On top of that Sticky buggered orf leaving me to settle the tab :lol:

its for the poodles anyhow

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I remember some fun tussles on this one 4 years ago. If I remember rightly I took it rather seriously (Zezo, routes etc etc) and actually did rather well. At one point rounding the Horn I was amongst the leaders. Well that won't happen this time. I guess that's what I get for forgetting all about it and starting 23 days late. I see the some familiar folks around, who all seem to have started on time and are well up front. So hello to all from a hole in the South Atlantic, 27degS, 27degW.

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Good morning,

I'm running late today so very brief.  Running/broad reaching just north of the ice line trying to pick the correct lane to set up for the gybe later today, and then decide how many gybes and how close to push those limits.

2-Dec      
00:45UTC      
Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader
1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 16800.14
2 kea.nn kea.nn SA 3.91
3 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 4.8
4 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 10.6
5 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 12.5
6 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 14.2
7 Will Lee Lorraine III 16.9
8 Iced Tea rule69 19.3
9 Blue Mountain YC  shockwave11 19.3
10 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 25
11 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 25.1
12 Gufmiester BigBalls 26.5
13 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 28.8
14 MasterRobin MasterRobin 31.1
15 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 37.2
16 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 38.2
17 daan62 hutspot77 38.3
18 gavinbpk PGB 42.5
19 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 45.2
20 TocToc Vuvuzela 46
21 arr4ws Arr4ws 49.1
22 sailon2 jahmbo SA 50.4
23 CordRipper RumHam 53.5
24 viper43 viper64043 83.3
25 bushsailor rushour 83.6
26 Mike G MikeVentura 84.9
27 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 107.5
28 F15 AUS AUS3572 111.2
29 12345 Siafu 126
30 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 131.4
31 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 144.8
32 Raz'r SVKahoots 162.8
33 SteveJH Stephen_1987 253.7
34 Flaming Flaming 437.8
35 PB2207 Chi-2207 628.6
36 Headntac Ryoochi 658.6
37 x2sea m2for-SA 719.1
38 Wattie MuritaiWatt 852.8
39 MobyBick MobyBick 993.8
40 gary Hschutz 1157.7
41 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 1404.4
42 mad Sticky 1458.4
43 Laser1 Hotfoot 1493.9
44 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 1602.3
45 Vin Divided Sky 1765.2
46 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 1792.9
47 rhenders The Hooded Fang 1978.2
48 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 2106.3
49 Mid SA_Mid 2165.3
50 CapnK KR deCap 2438.1
51 klymen klymen 3012.1
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Thanks TR

Missing that first train really is a kick in the teeth as you see your position stay static but the miles between yourself and leaders build. 

Thank fuck its just a point and shoot every few hours from a couch or chair and not actually on the ice limit alone!:mellow:

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3 hours ago, Wattie said:

Thanks TR

Missing that first train really is a kick in the teeth as you see your position stay static but the miles between yourself and leaders build. 

Thank fuck its just a point and shoot every few hours from a couch or chair and not actually on the ice limit alone!:mellow:

 

+1 TR. Ugh...not shit. I started several days late. I am hoping to pick up the next weather train and get moving east.

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8 hours ago, Tunnel Rat said:

Good morning,

I'm running late today so very brief.  Running/broad reaching just north of the ice line trying to pick the correct lane to set up for the gybe later today, and then decide how many gybes and how close to push those limits.

2-Dec      
00:45UTC      
Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader
1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 16800.14
2 kea.nn kea.nn SA 3.91
3 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 4.8
4 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 10.6
5 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 12.5
6 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 14.2
7 Will Lee Lorraine III 16.9
8 Iced Tea rule69 19.3
9 Blue Mountain YC  shockwave11 19.3
10 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 25
11 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 25.1
12 Gufmiester BigBalls 26.5
13 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 28.8
14 MasterRobin MasterRobin 31.1
15 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 37.2
16 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 38.2
17 daan62 hutspot77 38.3
18 gavinbpk PGB 42.5
19 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 45.2
20 TocToc Vuvuzela 46
21 arr4ws Arr4ws 49.1
22 sailon2 jahmbo SA 50.4
23 CordRipper RumHam 53.5
24 viper43 viper64043 83.3
25 bushsailor rushour 83.6
26 Mike G MikeVentura 84.9
27 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 107.5
28 F15 AUS AUS3572 111.2
29 12345 Siafu 126
30 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 131.4
31 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 144.8
32 Raz'r SVKahoots 162.8
33 SteveJH Stephen_1987 253.7
34 Flaming Flaming 437.8
35 PB2207 Chi-2207 628.6
36 Headntac Ryoochi 658.6
37 x2sea m2for-SA 719.1
38 Wattie MuritaiWatt 852.8
39 MobyBick MobyBick 993.8
40 gary Hschutz 1157.7
41 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 1404.4
42 mad Sticky 1458.4
43 Laser1 Hotfoot 1493.9
44 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 1602.3
45 Vin Divided Sky 1765.2
46 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 1792.9
47 rhenders The Hooded Fang 1978.2
48 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 2106.3
49 Mid SA_Mid 2165.3
50 CapnK KR deCap 2438.1
51 klymen klymen 3012.1

Ufff it hasn't been a fun few days for me. 

 

 

Am in self-isolation now, so at least I've plenty of time to focus on the most important things in life

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23 hours ago, Your Mom said:

Those polars are great for quick reference while using Zezo, but if you want something even better, try this...

http://toxcct.free.fr/polars/

(toxcct is a Zezo user who posts in the Zezo forums)

That's exactly what I've been looking for, now all I have to do is remember to check at weekends etc.:blink:

 

 

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20 minutes ago, winchfodder said:

I understand there is a penalty for tacking and gybing with the red alert box saying 50% decrease in boat speed for 1' 15". 

Is there any penalty for altering course by a few degrees? 

There is also penalty for sail change, so if you have auto-sail on and the small course change causes a sail change you get a penalty. Otherwise changes which are not a tack or gybe (not going through the wind) are ok.

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25 minutes ago, Marty6 said:

There is also penalty for sail change, so if you have auto-sail on and the small course change causes a sail change you get a penalty. Otherwise changes which are not a tack or gybe (not going through the wind) are ok.

Is this why I'm seeing a big drop off in projected course at a certain TWA? It looks like it wants to switch back and forth depending on the wind stregnth at a certain TWA over 24 hours.

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34 minutes ago, PB2207 said:

Is this why I'm seeing a big drop off in projected course at a certain TWA? It looks like it wants to switch back and forth depending on the wind stregnth at a certain TWA over 24 hours.

Possibly.  There are some angles where if you look at the polars, you can incur a series of sailchanges as the wind speed changes.  But...  VR seems to have a bug with their projected line...  I'm not sure exactly what it is.  Something like...  If you're sailing TWA and a sailchange should happen between 12 and 24 hours into the future, it seems to fail that the sailchange should occur.  So it projects a line with your current sail's speed instead of the ideal sail.  Meaning the line is just plain wrong (the sailchange will happen).  I remember dealing with this at a time when we were sailing toward a light patch and I was still under Heavy Gennaker, flying along.  When it got to the light stuff, it seemed like it came to a total stop.  Once the light stuff got within 12 hours, though, it seemed to recognize a change to Light Gennaker was going to be required, and it looked fine.

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1 hour ago, Marty6 said:

There is also penalty for sail change, so if you have auto-sail on and the small course change causes a sail change you get a penalty. Otherwise changes which are not a tack or gybe (not going through the wind) are ok.

 

1 minute ago, Your Mom said:

Possibly.  There are some angles where if you look at the polars, you can incur a series of sailchanges as the wind speed changes.  But...  VR seems to have a bug with their projected line...  I'm not sure exactly what it is.  Something like...  If you're sailing TWA and a sailchange should happen between 12 and 24 hours into the future, it seems to fail that the sailchange should occur.  So it projects a line with your current sail's speed instead of the ideal sail.  Meaning the line is just plain wrong (the sailchange will happen).  I remember dealing with this at a time when we were sailing toward a light patch and I was still under Heavy Gennaker, flying along.  When it got to the light stuff, it seemed like it came to a total stop.  Once the light stuff got within 12 hours, though, it seemed to recognize a change to Light Gennaker was going to be required, and it looked fine.

 Thanks, I wondered that for a while. Anybody know how to get rid of the annoying tutorial guides that keep popping up in the last few hours?  looks like they've done an upgrade?

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23 minutes ago, mad said:

Thanks, I wondered that for a while. Anybody know how to get rid of the annoying tutorial guides that keep popping up in the last few hours?  looks like they've done an upgrade?

I've tried clicking really hard and swearing at the computer, but neither works.

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1 hour ago, Your Mom said:

Possibly.  There are some angles where if you look at the polars, you can incur a series of sailchanges as the wind speed changes.  

Yeah I'm pretty positive this is the issue at least in my circumstance. Looking at the polars the change between staysail and heavy gen. moves around 135-140 deg. in 27-30 in winds, which is exactly the wind speed and angle I'm heading. I'm betting it wants to switch back and forth, and is calculating the sail changes, at least for the next 12 hours. Just going to keep it off for this run and just eat a few tenths of boat speed here and there. Thankfully auto sail just ran out.

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6 minutes ago, PB2207 said:

Yeah I'm pretty positive this is the issue at least in my circumstance. Looking at the polars the change between staysail and heavy gen. moves around 135-140 deg. in 27-30 in winds, which is exactly the wind speed and angle I'm heading for the next 24 hours. I'm betting it wants to switch back and forth, and is calculating the sail changes, at least for the next 12 hours. Just going to keep it off for this run and just eat a few tenths of boat speed here and there. Thankfully auto sail just ran out.

That's one benefit of running without the full pack.  You can run without autosails.  And in situations like that, it can be beneficial (but you have to be careful).  At some point, they turned Autosails on permanently for full pack boats.  Can't turn it off.  Annoying as hell in certain situations.

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5 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

That's one benefit of running without the full pack.  You can run without autosails.  And in situations like that, it can be beneficial (but you have to be careful).  At some point, they turned Autosails on permanently for full pack boats.  Can't turn it off.  Annoying as hell in certain situations.

Sometimes hard to understand.

I see Your Mom is sailing 140 in 26.6k breeze at 21.9k, whilst out in front GaviB is sailing at 140 in 26.2k at 22.0. Does not seem fair!

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5 minutes ago, winchfodder said:

Sometimes hard to understand.

I see Your Mom is sailing 140 in 26.6k breeze at 21.9k, whilst out in front GaviB is sailing at 140 in 26.2k at 22.0. Does not seem fair!

It's fair.  Don't worry.  TWA 140.0 in 26.6 is 21.95.  In 26.2, it's 21.93.  Very small gain from incremental wind at fixed TWA.  The boats are already going just about as fast as they can.  But...  139.0 in 26.2 is 22.10.  Heading up a touch gets you some more speed.  GAVIB is now sailing 142.8, so I'm not sure what he was sailing exactly when you checked, but it was probably 138.8 or something like that.

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10 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

It's fair.  Don't worry.  TWA 140.0 in 26.6 is 21.95.  In 26.2, it's 21.93.  Very small gain from incremental wind at fixed TWA.  The boats are already going just about as fast as they can.  But...  139.0 in 26.2 is 22.10.  Heading up a touch gets you some more speed.  GAVIB is now sailing 142.8, so I'm not sure what he was sailing exactly when you checked, but it was probably 138.8 or something like that.

I guess he is sailing compass and you TWA

Impressed with your gybes along the ice cliff!

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10 minutes ago, winchfodder said:

I guess he is sailing compass and you TWA

The "problem" is also that the if you switch to fixed TWA sailing VR is not really going to the rounded number, the same when changing course. So in VR you hardly ever run at exactly xxx,0°, which i find rather a curious concept for a game which only allows course changes in 1° increments. The only way to get to the exact x,0°, which might be important at both ends of the polars, is to run without fixed TWA and check the numbers in Dashboard plugin till your current course is on the number and then switch on fixed TWA. That's how the fully invested guys gain ;)

32 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

That's one benefit of running without the full pack.  You can run without autosails.  And in situations like that, it can be beneficial (but you have to be careful).  At some point, they turned Autosails on permanently for full pack boats.  Can't turn it off.  Annoying as hell in certain situations.

The Non-VIP sailors also can't turn it off once turned on (as was previously possible whit the card system). Similarly its runtime can't be extended while it still runs. Both also annoying.

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1 hour ago, Marty6 said:

 you hardly ever run at exactly xxx,0°,

You can, but it's a PITA.  You need to use a scheduler / programmation point to schedule the course in the future.  Check dashboard, unlock, push a couple minutes, re-lock.  Repeat until dashboard confirms the desired course.  Not always worthwhile...  But when sailing at an angle that's an inflection point in the polars, it'll give some small gains (which can add up if doing it for hours).  The nice thing about it is...  once you have a programmation out there, you can set a second one and click one degree at a time, and it'll move cleanly by one whole degree at a time.  So usually if I bother to do it, it's either because of an inflection point or because I want to set a series of exact xxx.0 programmations.

1 hour ago, winchfodder said:

Impressed with your gybes along the ice cliff!

Thanks.  I usually don't wake up at night, but I did for that one...  woke up at 4:17 AM to adjust the first gybe, which was at something like 4:28.  Then went in and out of sleep with my phone beside me, tweaking it every 15-20 minutes for the second and third approaches to the line.  Happy to be done with that.  I wish I had gotten further north so that I could have single-gybed it.  I lost some ground to the boats that did.

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7 minutes ago, Your Mom said:

You can, but it's a PITA.  You need to use a scheduler / programmation point to schedule the course in the future.  Check dashboard, unlock, push a couple minutes, re-lock.  Repeat until dashboard confirms the desired course.  Not always worthwhile...  But when sailing at an angle that's an inflection point in the polars, it'll give some small gains (which can add up if doing it for hours).  The nice thing about it is...  once you have a programmation out there, you can set a second one and click one degree at a time, and it'll move cleanly by one whole degree at a time.  So usually if I bother to do it, it's either because of an inflection point or because I want to set a series of exact xxx.0 programmations.

Thanks.  I usually don't wake up at night, but I did for that one...  woke up at 4:17 AM to adjust the first gybe, which was at something like 4:28.  Then went in and out of sleep with my phone beside me, tweaking it every 15-20 minutes for the second and third approaches to the line.  Happy to be done with that.  I wish I had gotten further north so that I could have single-gybed it.  I lost some ground to the boats that did.

gybing is costly if done too much... took some time to figure it out and managed to get thru in one gybe... (had a good night sleep in between. (gybe at 10.00 AM local))  ranking was a nice wake up!

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Good morning,

The leaders are now running on port gybe for the first time since 10°W.  We should be overtaken by the low in about 12hrs which will result in a gybe back onto starboard.  This could be expensive for anyone who hasn't rounded the bulge yet.  Rich getting richer....

Back in the Corinthians - Kenny's decision to go for light sails seems to be inspired (in spite of my doubts) as that gang are currently negotiating a massive high pressure road block with no way round it.  HSchulz is on the eastern side of it, but looks as though he is about to get swallowed up, while The Hooded Fang and Lateral Festivis are smoking up from behind with good speed.  Time for some compression.

3-Dec      
00:15UTC      
Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader
1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 16460.91
2 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 21.4
3 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 24.4
4 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 27.8
5 kea.nn kea.nn SA 29.5
6 Iced Tea rule69 30.7
7 Will Lee Lorraine III 31
8 gavinbpk PGB 31.4
9 Blue Mountain YC  shockwave11 33.5
10 Gufmiester BigBalls 34.7
11 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 38.6
12 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 38.8
13 MasterRobin MasterRobin 38.8
14 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 41.4
15 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 42.3
16 TocToc Vuvuzela 42.7
17 daan62 hutspot77 43.3
18 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 45.5
19 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 50.3
20 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 51.9
21 CordRipper RumHam 56.5
22 viper43 viper64043 72.5
23 sailon2 jahmbo SA 88.9
24 Mike G MikeVentura 99.2
25 arr4ws Arr4ws 100
26 bushsailor rushour 107.3
27 12345 Siafu 152.4
28 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 159.1
29 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 169.6
30 F15 AUS AUS3572 175.5
31 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 218.7
32 SteveJH Stephen_1987 273
33 Raz'r SVKahoots 276.3
34 Flaming Flaming 397.3
35 Headntac Ryoochi 512.8
36 x2sea m2for-SA 575.4
37 PB2207 Chi-2207 590.6
38 Wattie MuritaiWatt 745
39 MobyBick MobyBick 940
40 gary Hschutz 1376
41 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 1557
42 Laser1 Hotfoot 1575
43 mad Sticky 1588
44 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 1722
45 Vin Divided Sky 1728
46 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 1732
47 rhenders The Hooded Fang 1827
48 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 1956
49 Mid SA_Mid 2255
50 CapnK KR deCap 2435
51 klymen klymen 3096
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During the previous race, quite by accident I found a small 'sploit/bug in the Autosails functionality when they had changed it from "Always On" into a timed period that needs renewing for those who haven't ponied up cash for Race Packs. I was only able to make it happen the one time, but it would be handy to reproduce. As yet in this race I have been unable to do so (perhaps because of the timing seeming needed...?), but maybe someone else can try, pull it off, and thus narrow down the exact sequence/timing it takes to make it happen.

With a very short time left to 'Renew' the Autosails before expiry - a matter of a few minutes - initiate the Renewal, but *don't* click the very bottom, "finalization/acceptance" button. Instead, hit the top Autosails and then lower Renew button again, and bingo - it loads up a second 24 hour period onto your account. Bonus!
I put 72 hours of continuous Autosails on this way, hit the Final button, and didn't have to do the Renewal process for the next 3 days. This was within 5 days of reaching the line in that race, so I didn't get much chance to try it again. Perhaps it was found and 'fixed', but the again - it may still be there...

While figuring this out isn't gonna make someone win the race, it would sure be a convenience to poor, cheap bastards on slowboats like me. :)  Maybe someone can hit the right combo of factors to make it happen again.

Good luck!
~ Kurt AKA "Tail End Charlie"

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I'm stuck in trying little flyers here and there to try to catch up a bit. It's an impossibility. 

Last nights jaunt will lose me 2 more hours from the leaders, or another 40 miles.

 

Ah well!

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On 12/2/2020 at 8:00 PM, Your Mom said:

I've tried clicking really hard and swearing at the computer, but neither works.

That was my first option as well, i couldn't see a bloody thing at one stage.:P

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5 hours ago, winchfodder said:

I wonder what our friend in mid Atlantic is writing?

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Plus the Northwest Passage has now been circumnavigated. 

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Have to admit I've been tempted to try something completely random one day.

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10 minutes ago, Wattie said:

*Sadder Boat noises*

 Dont drink and drive people, or more accurately drink and then not drive :(
 

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Just noticed your were playing with the rumble strips.:P

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1 hour ago, DRIFTW00D said:

Better than loosing 10,000 back there in the thundering herd of millions  look out mommie there ar coming for ya. ,)

It's nearly inevitable. The trip around Antarctica usually has far more fleet compression than expansion.  I'm trying to stay out front, but the more realistic goal is just to round Cape Horn with the lead pack and then see if I can do well Northbound.

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19 hours ago, Tunnel Rat said:

Good morning,

The leaders are now running on port gybe for the first time since 10°W.  We should be overtaken by the low in about 12hrs which will result in a gybe back onto starboard.  This could be expensive for anyone who hasn't rounded the bulge yet.  Rich getting richer....

Back in the Corinthians - Kenny's decision to go for light sails seems to be inspired (in spite of my doubts) as that gang are currently negotiating a massive high pressure road block with no way round it.  HSchulz is on the eastern side of it, but looks as though he is about to get swallowed up, while The Hooded Fang and Lateral Festivis are smoking up from behind with good speed.  Time for some compression.

3-Dec      
00:15UTC      
Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader
1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 16460.91
2 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 21.4
3 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 24.4
4 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 27.8
5 kea.nn kea.nn SA 29.5
6 Iced Tea rule69 30.7
7 Will Lee Lorraine III 31
8 gavinbpk PGB 31.4
9 Blue Mountain YC  shockwave11 33.5
10 Gufmiester BigBalls 34.7
11 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 38.6
12 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 38.8
13 MasterRobin MasterRobin 38.8
14 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 41.4
15 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 42.3
16 TocToc Vuvuzela 42.7
17 daan62 hutspot77 43.3
18 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 45.5
19 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 50.3
20 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 51.9
21 CordRipper RumHam 56.5
22 viper43 viper64043 72.5
23 sailon2 jahmbo SA 88.9
24 Mike G MikeVentura 99.2
25 arr4ws Arr4ws 100
26 bushsailor rushour 107.3
27 12345 Siafu 152.4
28 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 159.1
29 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 169.6
30 F15 AUS AUS3572 175.5
31 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 218.7
32 SteveJH Stephen_1987 273
33 Raz'r SVKahoots 276.3
34 Flaming Flaming 397.3
35 Headntac Ryoochi 512.8
36 x2sea m2for-SA 575.4
37 PB2207 Chi-2207 590.6
38 Wattie MuritaiWatt 745
39 MobyBick MobyBick 940
40 gary Hschutz 1376
41 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 1557
42 Laser1 Hotfoot 1575
43 mad Sticky 1588
44 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 1722
45 Vin Divided Sky 1728
46 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 1732
47 rhenders The Hooded Fang 1827
48 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 1956
49 Mid SA_Mid 2255
50 CapnK KR deCap 2435
51 klymen klymen 3096

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Is this another anarchist here? 

@shaggybaxter this you?

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1 minute ago, mad said:

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Is this another anarchist here? 

@shaggybaxter this you?

Morning Mad,

Yeah, one of those years where work kept getting in the way. A few days after the start I logged in to find I was near Greenland......sigh.

Logging in for a minute every 3-4 days wasn't really cutting it methinks.

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23 minutes ago, shaggybaxter said:

Morning Mad,

Yeah, one of those years where work kept getting in the way. A few days after the start I logged in to find I was near Greenland......sigh.

Logging in for a minute every 3-4 days wasn't really cutting it methinks.

I was epically wrong within 12 hours of the start, and pretty much continued the same way.  Distracted by work and the rugby at weekends isn't helping either. 

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@Your Mom, earlier today, I saw you in 3rd. Impressive. 

I am three or four or five days behind, but have finally gotten to the ice wall. I started at 250,xxx, behind the frigate.

Hotfoot, Sticky, & Divided Sky are the SA friends in the screen shot.

I think this weather system behind us is going to fizzle out though. We are going to continue to fall farther behind the lead pack that has been running at 20+ knots for two+ days!

edit - has anyone figured out how to turn off the damn help bubbles? They are helpful, I just want them to be optional!!!!

 

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18 minutes ago, Hike, Bitches! said:

@Your Mom, earlier today, I saw you in 3rd. Impressive. 

I am three or four or five days behind, but have finally gotten to the ice wall. I started at 250,xxx, behind the frigate.

Hotfoot, Sticky, & Divided Sky are the SA friends in the screen shot.

I think this weather system behind us is going to fizzle out though. We are going to continue to fall farther behind the lead pack that has been running at 20+ knots for two+ days!

edit - has anyone figured out how to turn off the damn help bubbles? They are helpful, I just want them to be optional!!!!

 

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They seem to away after 12 hours or so, couldn't do anything about it.

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Good morning,

It was very quiet around here yesterday and then I come back to work and find mayhem has broken out in here!

Anyway, the leaders are at the top of the bulge and short gybing their way eastwards before a quick dive towards the Kergs in a strong SW flow, the next low should catch up with us in time to give us NWerlies to get us north over the bulge south of Cape Leeuwin.  You current position in the rankings seems to be controlled by how far south you are.......  Don't shoot me, I'm only the messenger.  

The only Anarchist that I have spotted playing on the wrong side of the rail tracks so far is Mr Ham. A quick name and shame :P

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The rest of the civilised world would be very happy if Hotfoot, Sticky and Kenny could get a room and stop climbing all over each other in public..... it is most unseemly.

Here are the rankings, probably not going to be anything from me over the weekend - hiking and real life sailing. Enjoy your weekend.

 

4-Dec      
00:30UTC      
Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader
1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 16094.74
2 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 13.8
3 Will Lee Lorraine III 15.1
4 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 16.3
5 kea.nn kea.nn SA 20
6 Blue Mountain YC  shockwave11 20.1
7 Iced Tea rule69 23.1
8 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 26.5
9 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 29.9
10 gavinbpk PGB 34
11 daan62 hutspot77 42
12 MasterRobin MasterRobin 52.3
13 Gufmiester BigBalls 61.1
14 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 64
15 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 66.1
16 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 66.5
17 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 67.4
18 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 69.1
19 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 69.6
20 sailon2 jahmbo SA 72.1
21 CordRipper RumHam 92.8
22 arr4ws Arr4ws 95.6
23 viper43 viper64043 96.2
24 TocToc Vuvuzela 98.2
25 bushsailor rushour 136.5
26 Mike G MikeVentura 148.1
27 12345 Siafu 150.7
28 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 186.9
29 F15 AUS AUS3572 198.8
30 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 210.9
31 Raz'r SVKahoots 236.6
32 SteveJH Stephen_1987 290.9
33 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 295.9
34 Flaming Flaming 379.1
35 Headntac Ryoochi 493.3
36 x2sea m2for-SA 553.3
37 PB2207 Chi-2207 579
38 Wattie MuritaiWatt 777
39 MobyBick MobyBick 889
40 gary Hschutz 1621
41 mad Sticky 1673.5
42 Laser1 Hotfoot 1674.5
43 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 1674.9
44 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 1738
45 Vin Divided Sky 1755
46 rhenders The Hooded Fang 1778
47 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 1847
48 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 1868
49 CapnK KR deCap 2432
50 Mid SA_Mid 2461
51 klymen klymen 3073

 

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6 hours ago, shaggybaxter said:

Logging in for a minute every 3-4 days wasn't really cutting it methinks.

not working for me either ...

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@Tunnel Rat- I know we all say it, but thanks again for the daily position updates. I check in on this thread and go sail my boat on virtualregatta.com. No routing, no Zezo, etc. But I did that back in the day.. It is obvious when you stop those essentials you will fall down in the results.

I enjoy the friendly competition in the back. Me and @x2sea have a nice rivalry going back several virtual regattas. Kicking my ass at present after I made a bad move coming south from France. Bedtime here on the East Coast of the US.

 

 

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I miss having AT and Sam around. And I was hoping to chase Clarissa around the world, but I bought the light sails too late and she left me in the dust. Sticky and Hotfoot kicked my ass with the end around shot. But match racing down the ice barrier is meh. 
How about we finish our match race at cap hope and wait for Pip and race her from there?  What say Hot and Sticky?  Anybody else want to join us in the Pip Cap Horn Restart?

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11 hours ago, Wattie said:

*Sadder Boat noises*

 Dont drink and drive people, or more accurately drink and then not drive :(
 

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What happens if you are on the transparent rectangles? (North of the red line)

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10 hours ago, Kenny Dumas said:

Cheap Anarchists host first club happy hour in South Atlantic  Deshutes Jubelale for me  Who wins the cross?

 

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Me by the look of it, but its way too close to call and plenty of time for me to make another fuck-up this weekend:P

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9 hours ago, Tunnel Rat said:

Good morning,

It was very quiet around here yesterday and then I come back to work and find mayhem has broken out in here!

Anyway, the leaders are at the top of the bulge and short gybing their way eastwards before a quick dive towards the Kergs in a strong SW flow, the next low should catch up with us in time to give us NWerlies to get us north over the bulge south of Cape Leeuwin.  You current position in the rankings seems to be controlled by how far south you are.......  Don't shoot me, I'm only the messenger.  

The only Anarchist that I have spotted playing on the wrong side of the rail tracks so far is Mr Ham. A quick name and shame :P

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The rest of the civilised world would be very happy if Hotfoot, Sticky and Kenny could get a room and stop climbing all over each other in public..... it is most unseemly.

Here are the rankings, probably not going to be anything from me over the weekend - hiking and real life sailing. Enjoy your weekend.

 

4-Dec      
00:30UTC      
Place SA Name Boat Name Dist to Leader
1 Your Mom Your Mom SA 16094.74
2 Tunnel Rat Mongrel 13.8
3 Will Lee Lorraine III 15.1
4 Gybe Turkey Gybe Turkey 16.3
5 kea.nn kea.nn SA 20
6 Blue Mountain YC  shockwave11 20.1
7 Iced Tea rule69 23.1
8 Kapt'n Kirk prowler_1-SA 26.5
9 Marty6 Cambodunum_VSC 29.9
10 gavinbpk PGB 34
11 daan62 hutspot77 42
12 MasterRobin MasterRobin 52.3
13 Gufmiester BigBalls 61.1
14 Vibroman Vibroman_SA 64
15 Mud Sailor Mudsailor SA 66.1
16 Wet Hog WetHog-SA 66.5
17 Hydrogene Eau Gazeuse 67.4
18 RIGO Screaming_Eagle 69.1
19 Driftwood Me Rongo Rekohu SA 69.6
20 sailon2 jahmbo SA 72.1
21 CordRipper RumHam 92.8
22 arr4ws Arr4ws 95.6
23 viper43 viper64043 96.2
24 TocToc Vuvuzela 98.2
25 bushsailor rushour 136.5
26 Mike G MikeVentura 148.1
27 12345 Siafu 150.7
28 MalahideGreener The GreeneMachine 186.9
29 F15 AUS AUS3572 198.8
30 TPG Hooperdrivestheboat 210.9
31 Raz'r SVKahoots 236.6
32 SteveJH Stephen_1987 290.9
33 Giddy Up G-Troit_Express_SA 295.9
34 Flaming Flaming 379.1
35 Headntac Ryoochi 493.3
36 x2sea m2for-SA 553.3
37 PB2207 Chi-2207 579
38 Wattie MuritaiWatt 777
39 MobyBick MobyBick 889
40 gary Hschutz 1621
41 mad Sticky 1673.5
42 Laser1 Hotfoot 1674.5
43 Kenny Dumas SA_ Kenny Dumas 1674.9
44 Hike, Bitches HikeBitches 1738
45 Vin Divided Sky 1755
46 rhenders The Hooded Fang 1778
47 Knut Grotzki SA_KnutG 1847
48 chuso007 Lateral Festivis 1868
49 CapnK KR deCap 2432
50 Mid SA_Mid 2461
51 klymen klymen 3073

 

Wattie had a little excursion as well last night,  sorry about the climbing all over part, honestly, i didn't start it. 

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