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Thanks for the ideas guys, as you might have seen we are running the Volvo Ocean Race.
I am a ex-admin of SOL who joins in from time to time.
Is it possible to get polars from all the VO70s. If that is possible then all can chose which VO70 they believe in and race that one. WE raced different KTH boats once
Part owner of Britt-Marie
Good suggestion, but the polar info is top secret info.
It is not that we can call the current teams and ask for their polar files.

We wil do a boat selection some time again, but not in combination with the VOR.
I am a ex-admin of SOL who joins in from time to time.
Back to the scoring...

My suggestion is also to keep it simple but create a mechanism so that there's some incentive for all boats. Based on experience we can predict that our top SYC members will generally be taking most of the points for the first boats across the line. Setting SOL gates is problematic since it would create an difference with VOR boat and restrict strategic freedom to find optimum weather routing. It would be good to create more interest / competition down the field. So my proposal would be to extend points awarded to say first 20 boats across the finish line (30;25;20;18;16;15,14,13 etc). Award points for top 5 boats achieving most miles sailed in 24 hours on each leg. Award points for top 5 boats based on most places gained in one or more 24 or 48 hour SOLPowerPlay periods notified by SOL race control through email to entrants during race (helps maintain website hits for advertisers during long races!)

Just a few ideas to stimulate discussion


I'm intrigued by your interesting suggestions, thank you so much! I have never thought of SOLPowerPlay before, and I'd like to test it in some way or form (and not only because of the extra hits, since we doesn't have any banners ;) )!
Hey guys... I thought you were running the volvo game????
If you mean the official game, no that hasn't worked.
But its a motivation to keep imprroving till they will :-)

We had meetings to get them interested but they weren't impressed enough I guess. We will try to make the flash client more appealing at the first view and see what it will lead too.
I am a ex-admin of SOL who joins in from time to time.
I think the official game will benefit SOL.
The official game locks very complex at a first glans and you have to pay if you want to have some features. No mobile client.

I say stick to the simple and easy way. : )
Part owner of Britt-Marie
Yes, the official game will expand the market which is good for everyone. "A rising tide lifts all the boats" :)

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