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Hi all,
In view of the delayed start in NZ for the VRTW race will our start remain as scheduled or be delayed at all?
Thank you
Tim (Pocket Rocket)
At 16:03 Go4iT said in SWR chat:
On behalf of SRC I confirm that the scheduled start time of 0100Z on 15th March has been postponed for at least 24 hours. The revised start time will be decided around 1200Z on 13/3 and posted ASAP.
Many thanks indeed for such a quick update. I will keep an eye as always on the site.
Thanks again
BR
Tim (PR)
Looks like a further start delay out to Tuesday.

http://goo.gl/a0Z4uu
“We may have arrived on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now!” Martin Luther King Jr.
SRC has determined that the postponed start of leg 5 of SWR will take place at the new location, NW of Rangitoto Island, at 0100Z Tuesday 17th March 2015. This is a final decision.
3. POSTPONED START
Although the scheduled start time is 1400 Sunday 15th March the start shall be postponed until 0900 Wednesday 18th March.

volvooceanrace.com/.../leg-5-addendum-amendment-4-150316.pdf
It appears that we are starting despite the new postponement of the IRL race. I am in total disagreement with this decision as it makes incomprehensible the first postponement. Hope that the SRC can reconsider and delay the start accordingly.
Hi ALL ;)

a couple of days ago we at SRC announced a delay in start of Leg 5 , and that the new start would be final . That announcement was placed here on my behalf .

Today we have a solid opportunity to make a real start definite and possible , and therefore would like to bring such advantage to the entire SOL fleet .

I of course apologise for change of opinion , and reassure you that this has been done in observance of the minimum 24 hours notice rule.( actually 27 before new start )

Talking about taking the blaim , it goes without saying that this decision has nothing to do with satisfying ONE SOLer , nor with making better start time for Europeans ...That is out of question !!! ;)

Oceans in SOL are prime spot , and deserve prime attention . I will be very careful in future not to state anything as definitive ( just in case )

Ciao ALL ;)



--- Last Edited by WIN at 2015-03-16 16:15:23 ---
My view:
The SOL management has made the proper decision and reacted to IRL Changes. There is no reason to put blaim anywhere, except maybe PAM :)
I agree with svein. And also with Rod at 16:15 on chat today 16th March 2015 where he said "As I have said and hoped, many times, SOL is not supposed to be an "arcade game", but is intended as a simulation of ocean racing navigation reality."
So - way to go SOL management! - ;-)

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