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  • Re: Volvo Ocean Race think tank
    Board » General Discussion
    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

  • Display problems
    Board » Technical Support
    I have recently noticed a display problem in which the client graphics do not coincide with the cursor position. There seems to be a consistent displacement of around 5 mm on a 19" LCD display. I eventually tracked this down to a conflict between the client and Windows Aero. It was resolved by changing the display to Windows Vista Basic.
  • Re: Future races
    Board » General Discussion
    Hi Seafly - Newport/Bermuda would be great (anything would be great, actually ;O)). Adding s/ware vector to represent the GS would be way cool.
  • Re: Future races
    Board » General Discussion
    I'm suffering the same diagnosis of Sail Online Anxiety Syndrome (SOAS) as Xinanhook!

    Typical symptoms of SOAS: restlessness; sense of dread that others may be competing in a race you missed; constant need to log in to sailonline.org to check for news; temptation to enter the VS Privateer race (again!).

    I've tried the medicine of the RGS and St Malo but think I need something way more powerful like a Governor's Cup Cape Town to St Helena (1690 miles), or a Newport to Bermuda (690 miles) or how about the ultimate? A 16,400 mile circumnavigation of Antarctica (Antarctica Cup Ocean Race) in a Volvo 70, where the inaugural time of 102 days was just set.



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For our penultimate Seven Seas of Asia race, we invite you to venture yet further south – to the Java Sea for a hydration-challenging circa 2200nm race Jakarta to Semarang via Selayar and Belitung, in cracking kinetic Ker 40s. Water-makers will again be mandatory!
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