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Board » Flag Officers » Race proposals » IRL race in Sept - SOL lighthouse edition

This one is another major class 40 calendar race starting on 2 September this year.

Starting N of Caen,then across to the Isle of Wight via St Marcouf before heading out to the Lizard, up to Tuskar Rock on the SE corner of Ireland, over to Fastnet Rock, down around Guernsey and finishing back near Caen.

The attached kmz modifies the course a bit and adds a twist by making it a tour of lighthouses. Mark names are for the most part local names for the rock/headland etc that the light is sitting on. How many lighthouses can you name without google-cheating? :-D

--- Last Edited by 76Trombones at 2012-06-25 23:14:37 ---
Brilliant 76!!
Maybe a chance for another buddy-up??

Would be a torturing but fun race.
Let's get it on the calendar.
Well done!

SP
This is anti-buddy up I'm afraid, or at least 95% certain. The proposed course is close enough that we can peek at the tracker, but with a SOL flavour.

The course is reasonable enough until the last bit. Just a channel crossing then a Fastnet(ish!) right? Throwing in the channel islands is just icing. This is a pretty major race for the class 40s. Doublehanded.

WOULD WHOEVER WROTE THIS POST PLEASE EDIT IT TO ADD THEIR NAME? THANKS!

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-06-27 22:37:20 ---
On a similar theme, I'm thinking of preparing a lighthouse tour of western Canada. My grandfather serviced them in a sail boat in the old days. We could run a series to follow in his footsteps!
See them before they're gone!

For others who might be interested in this sort of thing: http://www.lighthousesrus.org is an interesting diversion.
This looks fab! I love lighthouses (or is it lighthice??!!).

Thanks 76T.
Setting up the course now, so we can have a good look how it shows up. Thanks for the suggestion 76T.

update: The race is now set up in the sol system. You can preview it with:
http://www.sailonline.org/windy/run/511/#
Log in as SOL
A few off the lighthouses don't show up on the client map, so left them as is. I tweaked a couple to match the islands where possible.

So far it looks great :)

--- Last Edited by Jeroen Tiel at 2012-08-14 18:19:23 ---
I am a ex-admin of SOL who joins in from time to time.
I love how it looks, 76T! Can't wait to race it!

Thanks, Jeroen, for setting it up :-)
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