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Caribbean Eight 2024 - RESULTS

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113 TP52 reported on the line for this re-run of a race last (and first) raced some 15 years ago - yes, even SOL is getting old - and, impressively, more than 100 moved off at the gun (or slightly later thereafter) for a close race from Martinique to Guadeloupe and back with the minor obstacle of Dominica to be left to port or starboard en-route as you wished.

Fair winds provided close racing and only seconds separated the three podium placers at the finish, with relative newcomer CriticalHippo finding himself sandwiched in between two veritable SOL veterans for his very first podium, rafa taking the gold, and rumskib, who we were glad to see isn't losing his touch now that he is racing less regularly, the bronze. Well done, rafa, and nice reports, rumskib and CriticalHippo!

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Groote PYOC Sprint 2024 - RESULTS

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In this second sprint of 2024 Q1, 81 boats signed up, 64 started and 60 finished. Only the podium finished in under 11 hours, with Freyja finishing in just under 10 hours 45 minutes. All others were over that bar, which historically is a long time on course for this race. There were zero reports of Red-collared Lorikeets despite BBQ's all along the course. Perhaps they were further inland or stayed well hidden. In any case click the button to read more about this colorful bird. Perhaps they will show in future races.

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The Beagle in the Cape Verdes 2024 - RESULTS

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The North East Trades blew steady and true across the Cape Verdes for our explorations aboard our Class B tall ships. She's not the fastest vessel, indeed tall ship, in Sailonline's boathouse, so it took a few days, to get across from our start at Santa Antao to the round-up around Maio for a long beat to Sal, despite the wind being pleasantly on the beam and of a balmy moderate nature. Long though the beat to Sal was, little changed between the leaders on the way north, and even less on the way back downwind to the finish off Fogo, which our Class B polar happily let us sail at near dammit TWA 180 - the main challenge being not to find oneself gybing too often, although even that, at the speeds being achieved, was barely costly in terms of performance loss.

So, as so often in a Sailonline race, it was reaching, and finding the right deviations off the rhumb line for that bit of better pressure or sometimes angle that won the race, and it was our serial champion WRmirekd, who managed this best, taking the gun by a handsome 9 minutes from runner-up rafa, with Kipper1258 close behind in third. A fine and experienced podium!

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Lisbon to Cape Town 2024 - RESULTS

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The Lisbon to Cape Town 2024 sailing race saw 124 sailors embarking on time for this timeless oceanic challenge. This route perennially presents the pivotal decision of whether to chart an eastern or western course. About a week into the race, the verdict was cast: the majority favoured the westerly route, while approximately 40% of the fleet opted for the African coastal passage.

The group navigating along the rhumb line of the African coast surged ahead for nearly three weeks, holding a steady lead until day 27 when the western contingent caught up, leaving only about 600 NM to go. Interestingly, the western group, once trailing by as much as 350 NM on day 21, dispersed along the route, stretching their formation to a frontline spanning over 300 NM. In contrast, the eastern group remained more tightly knit.

On day 27, the western group found themselves converging once more, yet maintaining separate positions by nearly 100 NM. This scenario prompted a subsequent split, with competitors from position 5 onwards charting an entirely divergent course from the frontrunners, earning them the moniker "southerners". Among the frontrunners, the ranking was largely established, except for the intense battle for the gold medal. This contest oscillated back and forth within the final 36 hours of the race, culminating in the solidification of the podium standings approximately 16 hours before the finish line.

The ”southerners” did not gain or lose much on their move, ending up same positions and distances as prior to the ‘move’. The winner of the eastern group finished #40 36hours behind the winner. Significant for this race was that all, in the western group, took their own distinct cource. If some followed or covered anybody else, it only happened for a short period of time.

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