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  • Re: Volvo Ocean Race think tank
    Board » General Discussion
    Back to the scoring...

    My suggestion is also to keep it simple but create a mechanism so that there's some incentive for all boats. Based on experience we can predict that our top SYC members will generally be taking most of the points for the first boats across the line. Setting SOL gates is problematic since it would create an difference with VOR boat and restrict strategic freedom to find optimum weather routing. It would be good to create more interest / competition down the field. So my proposal would be to extend points awarded to say first 20 boats across the finish line (30;25;20;18;16;15,14,13 etc). Award points for top 5 boats achieving most miles sailed in 24 hours on each leg. Award points for top 5 boats based on most places gained in one or more 24 or 48 hour SOLPowerPlay periods notified by SOL race control through email to entrants during race (helps maintain website hits for advertisers during long races!)

    Just a few ideas to stimulate discussion

  • Display problems
    Board » Technical Support
    I have recently noticed a display problem in which the client graphics do not coincide with the cursor position. There seems to be a consistent displacement of around 5 mm on a 19" LCD display. I eventually tracked this down to a conflict between the client and Windows Aero. It was resolved by changing the display to Windows Vista Basic.
  • Re: Future races
    Board » General Discussion
    Hi Seafly - Newport/Bermuda would be great (anything would be great, actually ;O)). Adding s/ware vector to represent the GS would be way cool.
  • Re: Future races
    Board » General Discussion
    I'm suffering the same diagnosis of Sail Online Anxiety Syndrome (SOAS) as Xinanhook!

    Typical symptoms of SOAS: restlessness; sense of dread that others may be competing in a race you missed; constant need to log in to sailonline.org to check for news; temptation to enter the VS Privateer race (again!).

    I've tried the medicine of the RGS and St Malo but think I need something way more powerful like a Governor's Cup Cape Town to St Helena (1690 miles), or a Newport to Bermuda (690 miles) or how about the ultimate? A 16,400 mile circumnavigation of Antarctica (Antarctica Cup Ocean Race) in a Volvo 70, where the inaugural time of 102 days was just set.



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Kalamata to Alanya 2024

For the beginning of the ARCH competition's third quarter, we will sail our boat, SOTO 40, from Kalamata, Greece over the Aegean Sea always eastward to the race finish, 520nm away, in Alanya, Turkey.
Race #1824
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Kamchatsky to Tromsoe 2024

Just before the light failed entirely in Antarctica, Skip Novak managed to get his Pelagic 77 out of the ice and north up the Pacific to Kamchatsky. The sun is shining (24/7) and not a penguin to be seen, and Skip believes the Norh East Passage is ice-free (sufficiently) to attempt it, so all aboard for a c 4250nm voyage from east to west across the top of Siberia, Russia and Norway to Tromsoe!
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Ranking: HLAT - SYC
Race starts: Jul 18th 19:00 Registration Open!
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Cowes to St Malo TIMED Race 2024

Organized by the Royal Ocean Racing Club since 1929, the Cowes to St Malo Race is a true RORC Classic. Starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, Cowes, IOW, a magnificent spectacle can be watched from The Parade, Cowes. The Cowes to St Malo Race is part of the RORC Season’s Points Championship, the world’s largest offshore racing series. Dating back to 1906, the Cowes to St Malo Race precedes all of the world’s famous races including the Fastnet Race. This is a TIMEDrace, so you may RE-REGISTER HERE to try again, after finishing a run. You will have 13 days and 11 hours to show your skill and decision making after the race opens.
Race #1828
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WX Updates:
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RACE CLOSE: Saturday,
27 July at 23:00 UTC
Race starts: Jul 14th 12:00 Registration Open!

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Southampton to Punta del Este 2024

Sailonline is delighted to offer our sailors a 'reversed' Atlantic ocean race. As the RTW championship Atlantic part takes a detour to the Bahamas, we will offer you a reversed course as we will not do the 'usual' leg this year either. It is the July edition of this year's Ocean Championship. Our boat is the OD_65v3.
Race# 1820
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WX updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: OCQ3 - OCCH - SUPSOL - SYC
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday,
July 31 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jul 01st 11:00 Registration Closed
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