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Whooaa SWE54 - wait a minute now!
I did not/do not want to "get rid of you" - YOU are opting out, or?
And, actually, please don't leave because in your limited time SOL is the best learning device around
Considering that you don't have time for this, and that you don't like what's happening, and that you're not in this to win - I'd be tempted to say that you're doing rather well - LOL
SWE 54,I am sorry you feel that way and would be even more sorry if you leave SOL.
Definitely there is some more touch of us real sailors that we follow real races.Sometimes however, real races are postponed for reasons of strong wind which does not affect us armchair sailors.That is usually last hour postponement which we reasonably can not follow as we are not there on spot as real sailors and we all should be advised in time,at least 24 hrs earlier.

Rainbow Chaser is giving her soul into organizing the races and her not being a real sailor does some minor mistakes,but we are all here to help her with advises,which she always gladly accepts.

Therefor SWE 54 give your proposal of which real races we should include in our calendar and do not leave us.

I was sailing in both Many Players and Virtual Regatta and truly they can not be compared with SOL.

best regards

--- Last Edited by Capt.D.P. at 2011-10-29 14:42:15 ---

--- Last Edited by Capt.D.P. at 2011-10-29 14:43:24 ---
We've missed a few good races. The SOL World Race occupies a huge chunk of the year but there are still a few over the next 6 months that we might sneak in. Key is to identify them early and post which ones we'd like to try to run.

Here is a (woefully incomplete) list that I've dug up for the next stretch. There'll all pretty good races: The Tahiti race is an interesting one, and we missed the Transpac this year. Quebec-St Malo is on the ORMA and Class40 calendars, not sure about IMOCA. The Minis haven't published the calendar yet but there should be some races in Biscay. If they run the "Mini Fasnet" in late summer again that would be a great SOL race.

VOR - Nov/July 7 2012

Transat Bahia-Bretagne - Dec 3 2011
IMOCA60 4100nm

Sydney-Hobart - Dec 26 2011
Maxi 630nm

CARIBBEAN 600 - Monday 20th February 2012
Maxis, Class40 600nm

St-Tropez 900 - March 22/April 22 2012
Class 40, Race/Cruise 900nm

Transpac LA-Tahiti - April 20 2012
Sleds, Maxis 3700nm

Europa (Istanbul-Brest) - May 6/June 16 2012
IMOCA 60 3700nm

Newport-Bermuda - June 15 2012
40-50'ers 635nm

Round Ireland - June 24 2012
Mixed 700nm

Victoria-Maui - June 28 2012
40-50'ers 2300nm

Transat Quebec-St Malo - July 22 2012
Multis, Class40 3100nm

Vendée Globe - November 11 2012

--- Last Edited by 76Trombones at 2011-11-21 18:31:23 ---

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