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Post annotated by jakob :
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Hi Jakob and all,

Would be possible to run a few short, day races. Say, max 24 to 36 hours during the weekends.

Also, it would be fun to use "Rambler" again, since last time we used we had to cancel the race.

These latest long races have being hard to concentrate for a wage slave working man like some of us.

Thank you very much. Sol rocks !

Antonio
I totally agree, making long races fit in a working day / week schedule is kinda difficult. Missing a tack with 2 hours won't do if the objective is to compete.
Hi

Thanks for race suggestion!!  I can not promise anything right now but your chances increase VERY much if you send me 

1) The coordinates for all waypoints in a list (preferably only using degrees)
2) Race name suggestion
3) Suggested start date and time in UTC
4) Short description (30 words or so)
5) Somewhat longer "invitation" for the SOL front page blog. This might be quite personal and easy-going if you like :-)
6) What boattype would you like?

Regards
Jakob
...one of the guys behind the game...
Jakob,

In my opinion we don't need to race different races all the time.
I personally would be happy to repeat past races sometimes.
We have raced some wonderful short races here in the past that you could re-schedule again.
For example, all the short "in-port" races during the VOR would be great to do again. (In my opinion)
The races around the Sweden Archipelago were also super fun.

Regards,
Antonio
Thanks Jakob and all,

The Bimini race was great, very intense with all the little islands on the way and the shift winds.
Lots of Zig-Zags downwind and the race never turn into a parade.
I really like those type of races.

Nice to have a mix of Long and Short races here on Sol.

Thanks again,

Antonio (Tuze1)
Thanks Jakob and all,

The Bimini race was great, very intense with all the little islands on the way and the shift winds.
Lots of Zig-Zags downwind and the race never turn into a parade.
I really like those type of races.

Nice to have a mix of Long and Short races here on Sol.

Thanks again,

Antonio (Tuze1)
Good ideas to re-run some short ones!!! Thanks :-)

/Jakob
...one of the guys behind the game...
Jakob,

The BBQ race was great.
I really enjoy these very short races.
The level of competition we have here on Sol is so good and intense that if you blink you will loose positions.
I am not saying we need this all the time, but to have these type of intense races sometimes, it is like an Aerobic exercise for your brain, it must be good for your health ;)

Cheers,
-Antonio
Wow, THAT is nice feedback that surely will lead to more short sprint races :-)

Regards
Jakob
...one of the guys behind the game...
I want to thank Winston & Jakob for their encouragement in assembling a race proposal that will encompass the length & breadth of Lake Superior featuring some notable and picturesque Lighthouses. This is still a 'work in progress' but if successful it will, I believe, fulfill the shorter format being talked about here.
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