VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

unplugged34

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East is always so tempting.  Sucks you in then leaves you drifting.   I started east in the Vendee but then bailed and got lucky going down the middle.  Worked OK.  But not a lot of sleep in the doldrums when you are looking to catch each puff so you can get the F out of there.

I'm currently 20nm +/-  due east of Your Mom trying to decide when to pull the trigger to go south.

 

Your Mom

Super Anarchist
2,424
464
San Antonio, TX
You might have an outside chance with the 4kt minimum wind limit in the game opposed to reality
That was my one big worry.  With the game not putting up any winds less than 4 kts, some very unrealistic results could occur, including potentially an East Atlantic win.  I think it will result in a lot of boats being WAY ahead of the Westies for a LOT longer than usual.  Usually, the Westies will pass them a few days after the equator.  Now...  it might be in the last 2-3 days of the leg.  But I'm still pretty confident West (or West-Center) will win.  I think East will only have a chance if there are land-effect shifts on the African coast allowing boats to sail down the coast without short-tacking.  Have fun with that.  I'd rather be crushing along at 20+ knots in the South Atlantic.

The bigger issue with the 4 kt limit is that you don't really have to hunt for a good wind bridge across the doldrums.  You just have to look for a place where the 4 kts is at a decent angle.  Not a realistic representation of what the real VOR navigators need to do.

 
Here’s my view at 10:30 UTC. We’ve got a tight little race going on out here.

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WetHog

Super Anarchist
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Annapolis, MD USA
That was my one big worry.  With the game not putting up any winds less than 4 kts, some very unrealistic results could occur, including potentially an East Atlantic win.  I think it will result in a lot of boats being WAY ahead of the Westies for a LOT longer than usual.  Usually, the Westies will pass them a few days after the equator.  Now...  it might be in the last 2-3 days of the leg.  But I'm still pretty confident West (or West-Center) will win.  I think East will only have a chance if there are land-effect shifts on the African coast allowing boats to sail down the coast without short-tacking.  Have fun with that.  I'd rather be crushing along at 20+ knots in the South Atlantic.

The bigger issue with the 4 kt limit is that you don't really have to hunt for a good wind bridge across the doldrums.  You just have to look for a place where the 4 kts is at a decent angle.  Not a realistic representation of what the real VOR navigators need to do.
Did a Zezo comparison between my current position and Get Rhythm in the east.  Right now Zezo has me passing Fernando a day before Get Rhythm.  Not sure if Zezo takes the 4knt minimum into account but I like where we are compared to our friends back east, currently.  

WetHog   :ph34r:

 

RunSampRun

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Annapolis
I'm making my push west (which is probably a fruitless endeavour), as I see my last lane of breeze before I'm completely mired. I may be completely wrong, and may have dug too deep into the coast. Here's to taking a chance and trying to consolidate on you westerly bunch. 

 
B Group rankings.


Nov 18, 0:00 UTC


B Group Rank


SA Name


Boat Name


DTL


1


N/A


Walkaround


0


2


Ozzy


Ozzy 85


14.6


3


RunSampRun


Samsonite SA


16


4


Breitling


Breitling_SA


142.1


5


Hike, Bitches


hikeBitches


143.1


6


stanlutz


USA644RAVEN_SA


152.6


7


Kapt'n Kirk


prowler_1-SA


183


8


EquusAsinusDomesticus


ON9270


201.9


9


From the Rail


A-Squared


239.9


10


Rimike


rider1982


240.6


11


kea.nn


kea.nn SA


260.1


12


hmsmweasel


Stay Thirsty M 43


284.8


13


Thijsk


ThijsK


326.4


14


Swamp


Swamp Rat


386.4


15


sailon2


jahmbo SA


393.1


16


mkgsailor


J2B2


406.3


17


Tommmzzz


tommmzzz


414.7


18


unplugged


Dcarr


419.1


19


HKG1203


HKG1203


428.4


20


Your Mom


Your Mom SA


430.8


21


Alpina


ColombaRacing


447.3


22


RIGO


RIGO


460.8


23


The Actual Dave


davemw


472.1


24


webdeveloper


the-love-boat


905.8

 

HKG1203

Member
252
3
pretty crucial gybe last night for deciding our lanes basically to the doldrums. Not a great one to be asleep for but seems to have gone ok. I ultimately committed to the west because i couldn't find any lane back across east once you had committed to it so you'd be going upwind the entire south atlantic.  A bit scary as the routing disagreed for the first 4 hours but seems ok now.

Going to be an entertaining battle between the mini group we've got going!

 
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Tunnel Rat

Super Anarchist
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467
Hello,

Indeed a crucial gybe and my programmation cards worked, so that is a first.  Mr Bitches has been displaced from the top of the pile.

I think the Black Boat should follow any of those routing options - blind trust in technology is the way to go.

This is a combination of mkgsailor's results and my results for 00:00 and 01:30UTC respectively.  I take full blame for any discrepancies, please send all complaints to [email protected] :p


Place


SA Name


Boat Name


Dist to Leader


1


N/A


Walkaround


0


2


RunSampRun


Samsonite SA


16


3


Ozzy


Ozzy85


25.6


4


Iced Tea


rule69


50.9


5


stanlutz


USA644RAVEN_SA


152.6


6


Hike, Bitches


HikeBitches


156.8


7


Breitling


Breitling_SA


168.2


8


prettyhatemachine


prettyhatemachine


173.6


9


Kapt'n Kirk


prowler_1-SA


183


10


I Sail The Black Boat


Thistle1678


187.8


11


EquusAsinusDomesticus


ON9270


201.9


12


Kapt'n Kirk


prowler_1-SA


214.3


13


x2sea


m2for-SA


214.9


14


Rimike


rider1982


240.6


15


Marty6


Cambodunum


242.4


16


kea.nn


kea.nn SA


260.1


17


From The Rail


A-Squared


269.1


18


hmsmweasel


Stay Thirsty M 43


284.8


19


Hydrogene


Eau Gazeuse


318.1


20


Magool


Magool


319.5


21


ThijsK


ThijsK


325.2


22


Driftwood


Me Rongo Rekohu SA


353.5


23


Swamp


Swamp Rat


386.4


24


sailon2


jahmbo SA


393.1


25


briar


Wing it


404.6


26


mkgsailor


J2B2


406.3


27


Gybe Turkey


Gybe Turkey


411


28


Tommmzzz


tommmzzz


414.7


29


unplugged


Dcarr


419.1


30


Vibroman


Vibroman_SA


420.8


31


stufishing


Stufishing_SA


423


32


HKG1203


HKG1203


428.4


33


Your Mom


Your Mom SA


430.8


34


Golden Rose


Golden Rose SA


432.6


35


daan62


hutspot77


434.9


36


Wet Hog


WetHog-SA


436


37


Tunnel Rat


Mongrel


437.2


38


Alpina


ColombaRacing


447.3


39


Mud Sailor


Mudsailor SA


454.3


40


RIGO


RIGO


460.8


41


Sailing My Cubicle


SailingMyCubicle


466.5


42


The Actual Dave


Davemw


491.4


43


webdeveloper


the-love-boat


905.8

 

Your Mom

Super Anarchist
2,424
464
San Antonio, TX
Regarding Wethog's comment, yes, Zezo accounts for the 4-kt minimum.

Nice work @HKG1203.  Good thing I have a few thousand miles to chase you down.

As far as I can tell, my mistake was going East of Madeira.  It would appear that a bunch of boats that went West of Madeira are ahead of me.  iona29 is the best I know of, but Tipapacheri and HKG1203 are both looking very strong.  I'm not aware of anyone ahead of me who went East of Madeira.  (By "ahead", I mean ahead on a line toward FdN).

 

Tunnel Rat

Super Anarchist
3,147
467
For those worried about the eastern gang, take solace in the fact that Ozzy85 is currently doing 8.4kts and Rule69 is doing 8.6kts!  Only four hundred and something miles to make up! 

 

WetHog

Super Anarchist
8,603
415
Annapolis, MD USA
- 7 and 1/2 days into the current Clipper leg I have 29 weather, 12 stealth and 12 help cards.  

- 6 and 1/2 days into the 2nd leg of the mini I have 22 weather, 18 auto sail and 13 stealth cards. 

These two races I have no options beyond radio and polish, just doing the bare minimum to compete.  So I am not using the random cards I get every 8 hours, I always go for the 4 card option.  I listed the top 3 cards I have for each race.  Just thought it was interesting how much of the cards I get are not cards I could use most.  Way points and navigation.  Coincidence?   :lol:

WetHog   :ph34r:

 

HKG1203

Member
252
3
La Semillante TPN is looking pretty good. They put 3 miles on me by going deeper into the NW than me. What are we thinking about Breitling and the other southern boats.

@Your Mom I'll try my best to keep you behind ;)  confidence is low however

 




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