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76T - I have seen on one website that Yellowbrick Tracking will be providing the tracking service for the TransAt. They recently did the Auckland-Fiji and will be doing the Tall Ships** (among many others) so I wound anticipate it will be good quality! :-D

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2011-06-18 12:18:12 ---
Please note 76T's request for specific data to upgrade SOL's VO70 :-)

Having come from a Many Players platform to SoL, I have been slowly getting used to the differences. SoL seems to be run by actual sailors (or skilled wannabe's) and seems far nearer to actual sailing.
I agree totally with ShamPir about the new VORG. I too, tried 2 of the betas and he is putting it politely when he says it is cr*p!
I also went back and started the Clipper race with VR, and I had forgotten just how bad it was. Hour and a half late starting (the engine broke!!) then "sailing" along wind squares with 12 hour changes to no discernable wx pattern.
I also got used to (having to) use a router - Zezo, which means that basically you put in the given course at the given time and you climb the rankings! Big deal! Sense of achievement = NIL!
I would love to do the VORG in SoL (or any RTW race) but without the ability (or necessity) to use ANY external programmes!!
I cringe when I see members discussing the merits(?) of "auto helm" and suchlike! You have a VERY good simulation here - don't let anyone spoil it by turning it into a 'mathematical' game!


--- Last Edited by Danny at 2011-08-03 16:45:59 ---
Perhaps too late for this evolution but how about tracking the Clipper RTW 'experience?'
I thought that it would have been a good rce to do as well...BUT that OTHER so called sailing site is doing it..Don't want to end up in court now do we!!! :-)
Just a heads up to let you know that, fortunately for all of us, Jeroen has stepped in and is now responsible for everything to do with SOL's next round-the-world ocean race!!
RC, are you retiring?
please say it ain't so.


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