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Leg 8 is now available for preview folks. The wx system is a v large one but I suspect the W and N bounds may be too close in for wx systems etc. So... please have a careful look and let me know where they need to be moved to (if they need to be moved).

Thanks!

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...I suspect the W and N bounds may be too close in for wx systems etc. So... please have a careful look and let me know where they need to be moved to (if they need to be moved)....
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I don't think the bounds need to go any further N, that is getting into the Intertropical Convergence Zone and weather won't come from any further North. So its fine for the northern part of the course.
In the south, weather will come from the SW. The famous "Fremantle Doctor", a cool, strong SW wind. So named because after a day of hot desert winds it arrives as if prescribed by a doctor.
So for the southern part of the course, I would like to see a bit more of the West and South.

--- Last Edited by Tyger at 2012-09-30 16:52:13 ---
“We may have arrived on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now!” Martin Luther King Jr.
Hello Tyger,
you made a great work !
Thank you for that.
Really hot for Leg2 even i just sail in top xxx.
And I need to say 'thanks' also to RC for her great work here as an 'admin'.
Poco
I am going to close the preview now, we can always look at it again. Perhaps someone could post a suggestion for the race/wx system E and S bounds so that we have room to sail!!

Thanks.
A3 - AGage Around Australia
Proposed Schedule


While thinking about how the whole A3 series would pan out, two factors came to mind. Firstly, getting back to Adelaide around the 1st anniversary of Aaron's passing and secondly, Christmas/New Year and holiday period.

I don't know about the northern hemisphere, but down here everyone is on the move from the beginning of December - office parties, on holidays, at the beach, visiting relatives, sailing irl or at the cricket. This goes on until mid Jan. Even the "once a year yachties" are out sailing between Xmas and mid Jan. In other words, not always having computer/Internet access or too hungover to SOL.

With these factors in mind, I came up with the following proposed schedule:

Leg3: Start later in Nov, say the 30th. This will allow a long break over December and Christmas/ New Year and give RC time to get settled in Florida and maybe work out Internet access.

Leg4: Start Jan 11th or 18th - everyone will have recovered from Xmas/NYE and be looking to get back into SOL by mid Jan. Apart from the Syd-Hob and Melb-Hob, the first big regatta in Aus is Geelong Race Week over the Australia Day Holiday weekend on Jan 26th.

Leg5: Start Feb 22nd

Leg6: Start Mar 22nd - one week before Easter.

Leg7: Start Apr 26th - Legs 7 & 8 are across the tropics but after the end of the cyclone season.

Leg8: Start May 24th

Leg9: Start Jun 25th or 29th - difficult to judge exactly getting back to Adelaide on the day and can't be sure everyone will make it. Starting the final leg home from Gage Roads off Fremantle on the anniversary date (29th Aus time) could be a way for everyone to celebrate "taking AGage's spirit back home".

Initially, there was some questioning the long gap between Legs but when told the idea was to get back to Adelaide on the 1st anniversary of Aaron's passing, there was full support. I don't think SOLers will mind a longer break over Dec/Jan if this point is understood.

Just some thoughts - comments welcome.
“We may have arrived on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now!” Martin Luther King Jr.
Dates look really good. Either start leg 9 on the anniversary or have an additional short leg on the anniversary near Adelaide, say a 20 hour race in a skiff.
Good thinking Tyger... yeah... festivities does have an effect on SOL schedule. Happy with it
I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
I like the scheduling - nearer the time we can decide what we do at the end. Right now my preference is to round off the tour round Australia, as Scotsman says, with a rapid zoom around the waters off Adelaide, much in the style of our man Aaron.
Right now my preference is to round off the tour round Australia, as Scotsman says, with a rapid zoom around the waters off Adelaide, much in the style of our man Aaron.

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I'm feeling that way as well. Might I suggest starting Legs 5 to 8 a week earlier than in the proposed schedule above, Leg 9 on the 14th June giving SOLers time to get to Adelaide.

Then on the anniversary (evening of 28th your time, morning of 29th down here) we do Leg 10 - The AGage 100, a 100nm triangle around the Gulf of St Vincent in Aus Ltw Sharpies.

Should be able to get the polars from the association and in June there will be a 20knt SWer blowing up the Gulf. Sharpies will do 15 - 18 knts in that weather. Any shorter and it will just be a drag race. If the weather looks like easing off then we can shorten the course well before the start. Should work out to be a 10 to 20 hr race.

See attached .kmz as a quick markup, no details or description included yet.



--- Last Edited by Tyger at 2012-10-28 05:35:48 ---
“We may have arrived on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now!” Martin Luther King Jr.
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Leg 9 is now set up and ready for preview.

Just log in as the sol boat:

USERNAME: sol
PASSWORD: sol

then click here

Let me know if anything needs to be adjusted!

We can keep the preview open for a few days, after which it will be archived until raced.
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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-10-27 22:36:00 ---

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