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Board » Practice Racing » SWR 2014-2015 Leg 5

The FIRST short, informal, round-the-cans Practice Race in Auckland this time will be held on Saturday, 14 March 2015, as follows:

TIME: 1900utc

W of M1/M5 line

Leave M2 to PORT
Leave M4 to PORT

Cross M1/M5 line E-W

COURSE DIAGRAM: click here


Danny (GBR)
glynnwi (GBR)
kroppyer (NED)
lyvennet (GBR)
NED_Arthur (NED)
RainbowChaser (GBR)
Rod (CAN)


--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2015-03-14 19:16:01 ---
Well, this race was an interesting one. During and after racing we discussed of what should be the correct course.

In fact, it was not "around the cans" but inside the cans racing. After thinking again about this course the fastest route would have been a short upwind untill crossing the line between M2 and M4 and, after a turn from close hauled stb to reaching stb, thus leaving M3 to stb, a short downwind to cross the finishline.
The most eastern island did not even had to be rounded.
I am not sure what any racecommittee would do here, this sure would raise questions in real sailing too.

Cheers, Arthur.

--- Last Edited by Arthur at 2015-03-14 21:28:23 ---
If you're still in control, you're not going fast enough.
The Second short, informal, round-the-cans Practice Race in Auckland this time will be held on Sunday, 15 March 2015, as follows:

TIME: 1900utc

start m1-m5 south to north

1.leave m2 to port
2.leave sol start to starboard
3.leave m2 to port
4.leave m3 to starboard
(getting to mark 3 is your choice)
5.leave m4 to starboard
6.leave mark 6 to starboard
7.finish line m1-m5 sth to nth


Boozeroo (GBR)
RainbowChaser (GBR)
glynnwi (GBR)
Rod (CAN)
robert1 (SWE)
solaris (GRE)
Wolff (DEN)


1 rainbow chaser (gbr)
2 robert1 (swe)
3 rod (can)
4 solaris (gre)
5 wolff (den)

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2015-03-15 19:08:53 ---

--- Last Edited by Practice Mark 1 at 2015-03-15 21:11:26 ---
SPECIAL PR TONIGHT at 19:00 utc, March 16th!

This type of PR has been called "towbackrace" previously, because the moment towback happened (1 hour for the real race) would define the end of the "towbackrace". Tonight we will not have a towback to determine the end of the race. Instead I will ask you to set a twa=0 command for 21:00:00 exactly, so that your boat will stop when the time is up.

So, what are we supposed to do in that time?
we sail from mark to mark (pink dots). For each leg you sail, you will get points. You may sail whatever course you want, as long as you don't sail the same leg (in the same direction) more than once.

Starting, finishing and rounding marks:
You start or finish a leg by TOUCHING the mark. So to round a mark (going from one leg to the next one), you should cut the mark. Why? Because you need to get to the mark in order to receive your points. You may sail a 360 around the mark if you find that easier.

Who's keeping the score?
kroppybot will. kroppybot is not very smart, but she (yes, she. glynnwi prefers it that way ;) ) is very good in maths. All you have to do to receive your points is say in the english chat: "I completed leg M5-M2" when you completed leg M5-M2.

Here is the picture of the course, and the points for each of the legs. Not all legs are in the picture, I ran out of time (which is also why the picture isn't very pretty this time).

I hope to see you at 19:00!

PS: The amount of points is roughly the amount of minutes it takes to sail that distance/

1 robert1
route: m6-m5-m1-m2-m1-m5
points: 126

2 sassy63
route: m6-m4-m5-m1-m2
points: 115

3 Danny
route: m2-m1-m4-m5-m1-m5
points: 112

nacrr and kroppyer's last legs registered at the same time, tie could not be broken
4 nacrr
route: m2-m3-m1-m3
points: 109

4 kroppyer
route: m5-m6-m4-m5
points: 109

RainbowChaser's last leg registered before Smo last leg, tie is broken
6 RainbowChaser
route: m4-m5-m1-m3-m1-m5
points: 105

7 Smo
route: m4-m5-m1-m3-m1-m5
points: 105

8 Wolff
route: m4-m3-m1-m5
points: 85

9 glynnwi
route: m5-m1-m2-m3
points: 84

10 Renegade
route: m6-m4-m5-m1-m5
points: 83

11 Rod
route: m5-m1-m3-m2
points: 76

Musigny was awarded a point for doing something useful
12 Musigny
route: books
points: 1

--- Last Edited by kroppyer at 2015-03-16 21:16:40 ---

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