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Cape Horn Record 2017


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GOOD ONYA Kipper1258!!!
MAITH AN FEAR bonknhoot!! ONNEKIS OLKOON StIngFI!

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Over the period, this - our last TR of the year - was open, Aeolus proved once again, for the benefit of anyone who doubted it, that round Cape Horn, the wind it blows and mostly from the West. With a fair few islands scattered across our course from East to West and back again, any shift in direction into the south for this one worked out would be more helpful reducing distance sailed, than shifts into the north. This was primary. However, wind strength could not be ignored, as our St Cruz just keeps going faster downwind until 31kn of TWS is exceeded, but barely loses any upwind VMG no matter how hard it blows.

As it turned out, this best mix of south westerly gales prevailed early on during the 10-day window the race was open, and anybody who started between 10:00 and 11:00 utc on Saturday, December 2 had a good chance of getting a T10 result. It was Kipper1258 who timed this best, starting that bit later than most everybody else, thus pipping bonknhoot by 4 seconds with StIngFI a further very few (18) seconds adrift. Close racing as always and well done, guys!

But on this occasion - the last race of the year - the congratulations need to go on, since Kipper1258’s P1 also gave him P2 in the Overall by 3 points from bonknhoot in third. Rumskib, of course, had already secured the series in November with an absolutely epic run through the Huelva delta, but sportsman that he is, had come down to Cape Horn to have a go, but on this occasion only managed 9th. Foot of the gas, perhaps? But what a series, nevertheless, mensch! 11 T10s and 1 DNC.

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SWR 17/18 - Leg 2 - Results


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поздравления kenza!!! HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH outlaw!! Felicidades Exmeromotu!
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Navigating in a race around the world is always a great joy as it was Sailonline’s original design purpose and somehow one can just breathe a sigh of relief to be on our way across the oceans again. For those unfamiliar with ocean navigation, this is the perfect opportunity to hone your skills on probably the best online virtual sailing navigation simulator … for FREE! Whether you like increasing the density of the on-screen wind arrows (see Options under the Info Tab) and using Mark I eyeball to identify your best winds, or whether you are a supremo of routing software, searching for the optimal resource for winds and smoothing them to their closest fit with the Sailonline race, this really is a game for everyone. Old, young, aspiring yotties or legends (in reality and/or virtuality) and especially if you find yourself mostly house- or desk-bound, for whatever reason, this is the time to let your imaginations, and skill, roam the oceans and race!

The course for Leg 2 of our World Race clearly showed that Fernando de Noronha was not a waypoint. Suddenly all possibilities were open, and many were tempted by the opportunity to go along the African east coast as a shortcut to Cape Town, but once again the old saying "West is Best" showed to be true.
Then came the big decision on how best to pass the doldrums, and again the old saying "between 26 and 30 degrees" turned out to be true.
SOLer Alexandria described it very accurately in a post in Sailonline’s Facebook Group, when he said:
"The longitude at which crossing the doldrums has to be chosen carefully. Too far east (ie east of 025 ° W), and you are likely to fall prey to winds or not more than 8 knots, or be forced to sail SW to WSW. Too far west (say, west of 029 ° W) and you might end up sailing higher and slower than those east of you, even though the wind angle tends to back somewhat as you go to the west after exiting the doldrums. "
This passage brought many pretty close to Fernando de Noronha and from there it was just about finding the Westerly Stormtrack and aiming for Cape Town and The African Coast Pack was left to sweat.

And then kenza won again!
His victory this time was only by 4 minutes, yet after a distance sailed of nearly 7000nm this was nice. The top ten boats arrived at the finish line within 10 minutes 16 seconds. Impressive after a 21-day race. With 471 boats participating in the race, flying the flags of 28 nations, our podium has earned all respect possible.

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PEP Sprint 2017 - RESULTS


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ONNEKIS OLKOON Smo!
CONGRATULATIONS Frangipani!! MAITH AN FEAR bonknhoot!

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We thought we would be in for a bit of a beat into a wet south westerly out to the Light and a bear-away and run to the finish. But when dawn broke on Saturday morning there was north in the wind, and after a quick dash with sails well eased, the fleet was very closely grouped, with a handful having eked out the smallest of leads by having opted for a variety of minor deviations off the rhumb line. If you had got that right, all that was now needed was a clean drop, gybe, round-up and shoot for the eastern extremity mark.

And it was Frangipani who led as we neared Eddystone, but Smo out-gybed him to take the win by less than 1 second crossing the line, with bonknhoot and ten others less than 20 seconds behind. Close one!

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2017 40' Series Championship Q3&Q4 - Lord Howe
Welcome to the final 6th of 6 races in this season (Q3/Q4) of our 40' series!
We will use the iconic 412nm racecourse from Gosford to Lord Howe Island.
The island is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the Pacific - one of just four island groups to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for the global significance of its natural beauty and heritage. Located in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand, administratively it is part of the Australian state of New South Wales.

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RACE CLOSE:Monday, 18 December at 02:00 UTC
Race starts: Dec 14th 02:00 Registration Closed
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SWR 17/18 Leg 3 - Cape Town to Melbourne
This, the third of eleven legs of the 2017/18 Sailonline World Race, takes us from Cape Town to Melbourne!
After departing Cape Town in probably light winds and passing Cape of Good Hope, the keyword is "The Westerly Stormtrack" and to catch that, the weather will take us deep down south through the "Roaring Forties" and beyond, and then blow us toward Melbourne.
The southern race boundary has been set at 60°S to mark the Antarctic Ice Exclusion Zone, which will, hopefully, give us a clear run.
Race #1101
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OD65v3 Particulars
WX Updates: 0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCCH-OCQ4-SUPSOL-SWR-SYC
ALT. CLIENT:Classic
Race starts: Dec 10th 12:00 Registration Open!
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Christmas to Christmas Islands 2017
Having discovered that there is more than one Christmas Island some years ago, each year in the run up to the festive season, Sailonline races from the Pacific island to the Indian Ocean one - a distance of 5,837nm. The choice of route is entirely up to you! Fair winds!
Race #1098
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RANKING: NONE
ALT. CLIENT: Classic
Race starts: Dec 02nd 02:00 Registration Closed
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