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Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals » Possible Ocean Race

Perhaps it would be fun to do an ocean race which recreates some of the original migrations of the Pacific Islanders. Here is one suggestion. A race from Beru Island, Kiribati to Bora Bora in Tahiti. It's a race of some 2400 miles across the Southern Pacific Ocean. The original migrations actually started from Indonesia, but this is a subsequent path, once the early voyagers had arrived in Kiribati.

No marks..atoll lagoon to atoll lagoon.

--- Last Edited by Dingo at 2015-05-19 11:01:06 ---

--- Last Edited by Dingo at 2015-05-19 11:01:21 ---
G'day Dingo - not sure if the SRC has been in contact with you directly but your race is included in the Q3 Calendar.

OPS is now going to be setting this up so we will be looking at your kmz. If there's "owt" missing, we'll be in touch by email directly.

Setting Up Races is always a good place to start

Otherwise there will be a URL posted here for preview by the sol boat in a wee while :-)

Any questions just holler!

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2015-06-15 11:35:16 ---
Rather than go straight to the race setup ... below is a link to the kmz I have made for this one based on Dingo's suggestion.

To create this, I "found" both places in Google Earth, added a waypoint to each, then checked the coordinates of the GE waypoints vs Sailonline because of map-offset (I did this by opening a race and finding the coords and making sure the island shape I found looked like that in GE) and made the necessary adjustments.

The kmz now contains the info that OPS can use to set up the various elements of the race.


--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2015-06-21 10:56:39 ---

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