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Hi, I've been lurking since 7/21 and dabbled with the Hawaii race learning the controls.
The site was recommended to me by "NewsArtist" at our local Coffee Shop. In real life, I'm a recreational paddler with a 15' canoe and a 9' kayak, so I have a rudimentary knowledge of vectoring but have a lot to learn still. I look forward to fun competition.
Welcome TLH1310 - as I'm sure newsartist has told you, we are a pretty friendly bunch. If you have questions about racing, just go into one of the open races and ask away in chat... there's often someone around, even if chat itself is quiet, and if they can't help they can usually point out someone who can.

There's a fair bit to learn - the old-style interface is deceptive and has a lot of clever functionality so... as/when you've raced a few times, do have a read through the Manual (linked via one of the tabs in the header.

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2018-07-25 21:54:26 ---
Thank you for the welcoming reply.
I completed my first race shot to finish, (I started Hawaii Sat evening, ended about 1 nm short as time ended) and learned a lot more about my racing style. I second-guessed every turn I made fighting with angles (or was that angels). Questions were answered in the chat and coffee with NewsArtist was a help. However, I think I frustrated him by introducing him to the Android App. He got revenge by showing me the Golden Globe race, which I started 3 weeks late.
TLH1310


--- Last Edited by guest at 2018-07-27 13:42:27 ---

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