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I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
OK folks.... here we go!

The start out of Brisbane is a toughie... reminiscent of the start on the way to Noumea before we tweaked it!

Bearing in mind that few SOLers are in this timezone, we will probably need to adjust the number of waypoints - however true-to-reality we wish to be - to make the thing even remotely DC-able!

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I love all the info associated with the course (viewable in the kmz file).

THANK YOU TYGER!!! :-)

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-08-19 16:04:58 ---
The start out of Brisbane is a toughie... we will probably need to adjust the number of waypoints - however true-to-reality we wish to be - to make the thing even remotely DC-able!
RC
I thought that may be the case so I've started on an "abridged" version that will make it a bit easier but still keep to the course in general.



--- Last Edited by Tyger at 2012-08-20 09:18:56 ---
“We may have arrived on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now!” Martin Luther King Jr.
A3 Leg5 Brisbane to Hamilton Is. - Abridged
UPDATED
I've taken out 7 waypoints to make it easier to set DC's at the start. Also renamed WP1 (WP2 in first markup) to its original name before bureaucrats gave beacons numbers.
NW Fairway Buoy is now left to Starboard.
The course still keeps very close to the IRL course but gives SOLers a bit of room to move.
I hope that is more suitable.



--- Last Edited by Tyger at 2012-08-20 09:19:16 ---

--- Last Edited by Tyger at 2012-08-20 11:29:10 ---
“We may have arrived on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now!” Martin Luther King Jr.
I think that a very serious question needs to be asked here. Do we need all these waypoints to "navigate" us on what is a fairly direct course? Do we need to be led by the nose from point to point?
Start and destination are all that is needed---otherwise we will end up with a "Procession",
It is not the job of the "Course Designer" to arrange all our Delayed Commands for us.

--- Last Edited by Rod at 2012-08-19 22:58:33 ---
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
Do we need all these waypoints to "navigate" us on what is a fairly direct course? Do we need to be led by the nose from point to point?
Start and destination are all that is needed---otherwise we will end up with a "Procession",
It is not the job of the "Course Designer" to arrange all our Delayed Commands for us.

Rod
A3 leg5 Brisbane to Hamo v2
I have taken out another 2 WPs from the 1st abridged version. This is about as minimalist as we can get before losing the character of the IRL race. See my comments in the original GE markup. There is over 100NM between each WP from WP2 to WP7. Plenty of room to move.
Legs5 & 6 were always going to be "constrained" races because of the nature of the local geography.
Also, where possible, we wanted to stay true to IRL races. The 1st markup waypoints are exactly as stated in the IRL sailing instructions.

AGage was a point to point skiff sailor IRL so I don't think he would mind. How many waypoints were in AGage's Tour Downunder?
Legs7, 8 & 9 will be long open water races - over 1000NM each - with few WPs. When all 9 legs are completed, I think you will see that there is a bit of everything.
I disagree with your last statement - that is exactly what course designers do IRL. SOL is a simulation, not a video game!

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UPDATED .kmz FILE



--- Last Edited by Tyger at 2012-08-21 03:41:12 ---
“We may have arrived on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now!” Martin Luther King Jr.
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Hi guys. I think we have a good compromise here. Aaron would deffo want us to be highlighting/featuring IRL Australian races as he was very aware that they were sorely missing from the SOL racing calendar but wouldn't want it to be a follow-the-leader situation.

So.. keeping the features and sailability (or do I mean SOLability) of a real race so that it is recognisable as such while making it fun for SOLers, which is what you are achieving, is perfect in my book!

I won't be able to amend the course today - have a scan at the hospital followed by a friend's birthday tea!

BUT t'will be done probably tomorrow.

In the meantime, Tyger, please would you rename your latest kmz to something shorter and re-upload it? It's name is making the column overlap with the Races column!

Thanks!

:-)
OK folks.. adjustment made... deffo bare minimum now :-) But is sailable for everyone!

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Well we are getting close to starting the first leg of this race. Aaron's birthday was September 26 so... that will be the date (in Adelaide) when we start this series of races.

His family will be informed and, who knows, maybe they will take a look in and let his friends know too.

NEXT QUESTION

Do we want this series of races to be a SOL series? with X out of Y total races counting? with all races counting?

OR

Shall we just let them be raced as they are in SYC and Week category?

What do you think?

P.S. Don't worry that we appear not to have completed the circuit, Tygerhas been away but is now cracking on with doing just this!

NEXT QUESTION
Do we want this series of races to be a SOL series? with X out of Y total races counting? with all races counting?
OR
Shall we just let them be raced as they are in SYC and Week category?

What do you think?


A series would be good, say 5 or 6 out of 9. However some SOLers may not participate if they think they may not be able to complete enough legs. My preference would be to have as many SOLers as possible have a go even if for only one leg. So, individual races is another possibility. Either way, if we do say one Leg per month that would mean Leg9 finishing back in Adelaide around the 1st anniversary of Aaron's passing.
Sorry, that doesn't answer the question, just adds another about timing between legs.
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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-09-07 09:59:52 ---

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