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Board » Flag Officers » Race proposals » 3CR - Caen Channel Craic Race (AKA Normandy Channel race)

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Hi all

First attempt at a proposal here so be gentle. Not quite sure if this is a week or an offshore...

I was looking up the Class40 series after the recent Florida race and saw this and thought it would make a perfect SOL race. Some tight coastal sailing mixed with longer legs and plenty of opportunities to run aground while asleep.

The actual race is being run right now, follow here:
http://www.normandy-race.com/index/carto

I renamed it because I assume that calling it the real thing gets us into trouble somewhere?!??!

Could be held any time through the summer.

Cheers

Blake

--- Last Edited by Blake at 2011-05-23 11:40:20 ---
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Blake - well done! Presented perfectly - you look as if you have been designing SOL races for years :-)

Thank you.. this looks fun...it will make an excellent addition to our "stable".

When I get a mo I will set it up and post a link here so that you (and others) can see how it looks and decide if it needs any adjustment at all. :-D
Blake - well done! Presented perfectly - you look as if you have been designing SOL races for years :-)

Thank you.. this looks fun...it will make an excellent addition to our "stable".

When I get a mo I will set it up and post a link here so that you (and others) can see how it looks and decide if it needs any adjustment at all. :-D
Blake - well done! Presented perfectly - you look as if you have been designing SOL races for years :-)

Thanks!

Instructions were very very clear and I'm a web designer by day so I kinda should be able to something like this. Most annoying things is editing lines in Google Earth, I keep looking for the bezier path tools :-)
Blake
Terrific Job! Just a few nuances:

1) Fastnet Rock waypoint is off a bit. Here is the coord: 51.384167, -9.600278

2) Same for Tuskar Rock :
52.202917, -6.207417

3)May want to consider placing a interval waypoint on Land's End. This gives a good opportunity for ranking at a clear headland.

Fabulous job!! This will be a fun mix of technical and open-ocean sailing. Really looking forward to it. WELL DONE!

SP
Thanks for the notes SP

I have adjusted the Fastnet and Tuskar LatLongs, this time I rounded to 3 decimal places rather than 2 so that should be better. I guess these will not show up as actual landforms inside the SOL client. If SOL can use a more decimal places than that then I have put your exact figures in the notes for the waypoint.

I put in one outward Lands End waypoint - I hadn't clicked that boat positioning was measured off them but of course it makes sense. So then I felt slightly evil and decided one big leg where everyone was going all over the place would be quite fun so I left the Fastnet to Guernsey leg long!

And yes the course really caught my eye when I saw it... glad you like it too.

All the best

Blake

PS does this everyone has to let me win it now?
Oops, corrected a typo, v3 below...
WHEN
will you run it RC?
Is there any significance to the fact that the currently running IRL Channel race is ignoring the Fastnet Rock waypoint?
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
Oh yeah, well spotted!

According to the site there's a big depression coming in over Ireland (I could make a cheap joke there, but I will resist) and lots of boats have retired already so they pulled it back:

http://www.normandy-race.com/index/newsdetail/annee/2011/idnews/89



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