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Board » Flag Officers » Race proposals » Short Club Race outside Lerkil, Swedish West Coast

A short intensive race keeping your focus on the racing.

Poll: Are short races more fun ?

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Well, this is indeed a very short race.

We can give it a try. But I think that this length of race is getting at the limits of SOL. The focus of SOL is on routing strategies. Super-short races rather put emphasis on boat handling. Although the SOL platform has enormous qualities, we need to keep that in mind.

Regarding your poll, I left my answer open. I think that each player has its own preferences. You like super-short races. I prefer week-end races of about 40 hours. Others like long ocean races, and some would like to have super-long races. The race committee tries to accomodate as much as possible.


I like races around islands that take about a weekend to complete. I don't use routing tools so long ocean crossings mostly end up in frustration for me.

Very short races on SOL seem to increase the rate of angry users that complain that their commands don't get through to the server in time to prevent grounding.
WoW! I thought my proposal of a 76Nm race was short...

I prefer a mix of short inshore (navigation) races and and some offshore races and I particular like race series of mid range with 3-5 legs. More of that stuff, thank you! :)

Ocean races is too much some times, but I don´t want to be w/o them.

Sample of race mix:
1 Ocean
3 Offshore
1 Series of 3-5 legs
3 Short 24-48h
... and no more than two races at the same time pls.

Pls. let me know if you want me to design in/offshore races of approx 36-48h in the Norrtelje (Stockholm) or/and Åland archipelago. Depending on the slow server and groundings... reinforce your keels. ;)

I support short Coastal races.
In NZL we have some famous races !
Coastal Classic in Oct is one of the Top 10 races in the World!

Auckland -Tauranga 130Nm sprint down the coastr - these are classics!!

technical and with winds to match!

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