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CMON! Please take out ALL marks!

We start in Sanya and finish in Aukland, easy! ;-)

And open for different options...
I agree with Race Admin. Please make it as close as possible to the real VOR (without violating any copyrights). I'd even like to see the inshore starting procedure implemented here.
I get your point Ita2010 but not for this specific race.

We have plenty of open races as well, and a good suggestion was made to run a the classic Whitbread course in the future. Then we have a more limited set of ports and wp's to contend with. A true long distance ocean race with all possible options open.


--- Last Edited by Jeroen Tiel at 2012-02-14 15:07:55 ---
I am a ex-admin of SOL who joins in from time to time.
THANKS Jeroen!

I will wait for the classic Whitbread!!!

Where to find info on Leg4? I tried these links form the official site, but get only empty pages. No SI or maps that say to go North of Filippines. Not that I care, but I wondered where the course-change-info was coming from?

If you're still in control, you're not going fast enough.
None so blind
Though I agree in spirit with Lolla, staying up past 11PM to loop de loop around 3 marks before starting off on a 5000+ mi race is not on my list of favorite things.
Jack: An Opposite View:

2000 hrs Sunday evening is a great time for the start, from a kiwi viewpoint.

The number of times we have to start European races at 0400 or 0500 local for us is a lot.

SoL stated home page aim is to be as realastic as possible. Therefore I am happy to sail around the in harbour bouys before setting off on the 5,000 nm to Auckland.
This is what is happening IRL for the advertisers and the local public.

However I am more than willing to be on your side of the debate to argue that all this in harbour parading around buoys, shipping boats to avoid pirates etc is not taking the quickest course around the world, not in the spirit of the original race, Sir Francis Chichester and traditions of earlier sailing ships.

The again, I must admit, I do remember thinking whilst actually on the first Whitbread in the Southern Ocean about the second race that might happen and what about crossing the Equator somewhere in the mid Pacific, opposite the Atlantic longitude, to truely en-circle the world more evenly. (Also a lot warmer!!)

FYI: Further before the second Whitbread, at the London Boat Show, I advised Admiral Otto Stiener WRTWR Chairman and Capt Dudley (?) WTRWR Secretary that the map of the second race as displayed was wrong and that all yachts would go up the Tasman Sea, around North Cape and thence to Auckland. This was the faster, shorter and safer way from Tasmania. Their displayed map had the course with New Zealand to Port, going up the east coasts of the South and Then the North Islands, an area of light fohn winds and large calms.

In the actual second Whitbread RTWR, the yachts went my way.

Been there! Done that!! Harden up!!!
If it breaks, it's not strong enough!
There are again a small flotilla of SOLers from the PPRuNe website participating in the SWR. Their boatnames for SWR purposes are prefixed with PRU_.

Attached is the current breakdown of results

N.B. KonfusedC did not participate in Legs 1 and 2 so his ranking is currently that of the total number of participants +1.

Overall ranking for PPRuNers will be identical with that of the SWR, namely, the best 6 results out of the 9 races.

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-02-18 00:03:55 ---
Nice! :)

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