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Just wondering if it might be possible to set a mark a bit east of Cape Town and then extend the finish line due south for 500 mi.
Then have the start for the next leg at 42S on a line from Cape Town.

In the Barcelona World Race the boats must leave a point on a line at 42 S to starboard. The line runs from 1E to 11E along 42S. By the time the boats cross the Cape Gate they will likely be at least 500 mi south of Cape Town. At present the Kerguelen Gate is placed at 48S so the BWR boats will be well into the fronts in the Southern Ocean and blasting along to Cook St.

If we end at Capetown, not only will we have to climb up out of the bottom of the St Hellina High to the current tiny line, we will also have to work out of the flaky air around the cape to the south if we start at Capetown. We will lose at least four more days to the boats in the BWR.

If you are interested in the course and marks of the Barcelona World Race the Sailing Instructions are in pdf here: http://tinyurl.com/4rwwjkq

--- Last Edited by Jack Watson at 2011-01-12 05:11:12 ---
sounds a good idea to me

cheers

Stu
and probably one of the few races where u could make such a change 8 days into it without upsetting anyone's route! the gribs don't even go far enough to route the finish approach yet, although one can take a fairly educated guess at it...

Agreement with change here!

On a side note: Webmaster should be shot! LOL ;-) why is a pdf filed under a 'multimedia' subdirectory ?? !!
I help develop the client interface for the best online ocean racing sim there is... __/)/)_/)__
Hi

As always in SOL: Changing course, maps etc in the middle of a race is generally a bad idea. Main reasons are:
1) the communication problem. How do we make sure that we reach all boats with the info?
2) We have very little control over when the changes become visible in the clients. Often, a clear-cache is needed (or long time).

I vote for not changing courses etc unless absolutely vital.

/Jakob
...one of the guys behind the game...
Agree with you in this Jakob. Remember another time when changes were made. When the start is gone nothing should be changed. That someone is bored with the route selection - they'll just live with it to the finish line. One could regard this tension as a trial in which one must add the route after their own choice. South Atlantic is great as a've got a lot to choose from.

--- Last Edited by NOR Jawik at 2011-01-15 17:16:38 ---
Ok...how about at least starting the next leg on 42S on same longitude as the Cape.

:-)
captjack - when possible your wish is my command :-)

The start of Leg 3 will be at 42S and at the same longitude as the finish of Leg 2.

RainbowChaser
:-)

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