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Well Done! It was the right decision to make. One of the reason SWR is the main event of SOL year is that we really get to test ourselves against the top navigators. And with 18 hours of headstart (and a totally different wx configuration) it would have been a pity to race this one on our own.

Thanks to the SRC and management for the reaction in such a short time!
Does that mean that you are going to follow the ice restrictions of the IRL-race, ita?;)
will you?
Again, I'm totaly in tune with SRC.
Good decision and great courage (avoiding the use of the precise word...)!
Sail Fair.
Only if it's faster:)

Don't get me wrong. I support the decision. And with current wx, it might be a more interesting leg.

But I do think that this leg is the least comparable to the irl race because SWR don't have to take the course restrictions into account.
Why not??? We have restrictions in every race---marks to leave to stbd, marks to prt, islands to miss, etc etc.
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
Rod, ice marks/gates/boundaries, as often used in real races, were considered, but could not be achieved.

As sol is currently programmed, we cannot have marks that do not alter the rhumb line. So we cannot place a mark to be passed north, south of the rhumb line.

The other possibility is to use the course boundaries, but moving the course boundary so far north that it functions as a realistic ice restriction would leave us unable to round cape Horn.

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