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Title: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 08, 2010, 05:07:08 PM
Anyone seen this?

http://www.virtualregatta.com/index_clipper.php?play=1

 I am running a boat called Ocean Mayhem - why not join up, call your boat a mayhem something and lets race!

Ian
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 05:26:44 PM
Just joined this- is this as addictable as it seems it may be?

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 08, 2010, 05:28:23 PM
In a word......yes!

Whats your boat called?

Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 05:38:33 PM
Gondolier  :-))

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 05:50:44 PM
Can you re-fresh the page, say every minute, to see your new position and everyone else?

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 08, 2010, 05:55:37 PM
on the black banner at the top of the chart, you will see the word 'off' click it and it goes to an auto refresh, but only does it every 10 mins.

Alternatively, log out, log back in and it will tell you the new positions

Ian
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 08, 2010, 05:58:35 PM
Mayhem Andyn :-))

How do I turn the French off?  :}
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 06:05:10 PM
on the black banner at the top of the chart, you will see the word 'off' click it and it goes to an auto refresh, but only does it every 10 mins.

Ian

Cheers Ian.

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 08, 2010, 06:12:26 PM
click the union flag, top right corner of the page,

Cant find your boat Andy???
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 07:44:35 PM
Gondolier  :-))

Greg

Look out for GinaT - just near you (that's me)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 08:06:05 PM
Hi GinaT/omra,

Sorry I overhauled you- or should I say ran you through amidships!!!

How much mayhem can we get to chase Boatmadman.... %)

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 08:10:53 PM
Hi Greg
How do you add a friend?
I wasn't watching you so I don't know who ran into who!  Bit like whaling ....   %) %)
Still can't find you, Andy!
Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 08:26:30 PM

How much mayhem can we get to chase Boatmadman.... %)


I reckon a couple of 150hp Yamahas on the back of each of us ......  %) %)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 08:28:07 PM
Hi Danny,

Put your cursor over 'Gondolier' and my stats come up- click 'display on chart (as freind)'

I'm not Japanese honest %)

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 08, 2010, 08:30:44 PM
I reckon a couple of 150hp Yamahas on the back of each of us ......  %) %)

Danny


Heh, heh, heh... you gonna need more than that  :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 08:33:32 PM
If I employ the techniques of the sailing craft on Coniston then I'll be about to collide with you head on- you'd be surprised how often this manouver is executed among novices!

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 08, 2010, 08:36:58 PM
I know, I first sailed on Coniston in about 196........ :}
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 08:38:17 PM
It was you who sunk Gondola, and then you played on her- that's just sick and twisted! <*<

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 08, 2010, 08:39:37 PM
Dang - you sussed me out :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 08:40:54 PM
Knew it! {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 09:09:38 PM
I think it is going to be fun when we all get to the Java/Sumatra gap ...  Mayhem or what??

Danny
(GinaT)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 08, 2010, 09:19:03 PM
Well I've added boatmadman and gondolier, but when I try to add Danny it freezes up  {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 09:19:22 PM
Has anyone bought the "extas" - ie. spinnaker 2??
I'm playing 'basic', wonder how many others are?
Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 08, 2010, 09:24:29 PM
So I know its a silly question, but what am I doing???  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 09:24:53 PM
No havn't bought extras- think it would be unfair as I think most are so it's down to strategy and skill just like real racing, just without the wet stuff or the yacht club afterparty- mores the pity.

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: chingdevil on January 08, 2010, 09:25:07 PM
Which one is everyone racing in??
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 09:27:19 PM
Clipper round the worl 09-10
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 09:31:02 PM
So I know its a silly question, but what am I doing???  :embarrassed:

You're sailing the wrong way for a start...  %) %) {-)
Move the compass round towards the top left, then press the green tick!
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 08, 2010, 09:38:41 PM
I figured that after looking at the wind thingy  {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 09:49:26 PM
Thats better Andy  :-))
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 09:51:10 PM
Which one is everyone racing in??


Clipper round the World.
Have you joined? What name?
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 08, 2010, 10:06:57 PM
Basic mode here.

Can everyone post their boat name so we can tag each other and race.

Ian (ocean mayhem)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 10:10:41 PM
So far we've got -
Ocean Mayhem
Gondolier *
GinaT
Mayhem Andyn *
Chingdevil

*  If you put your country in your profile, you get a little Union flag!!

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 08, 2010, 10:15:28 PM
Chingdevil's name is, incidently, Chingdevil  ;)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 08, 2010, 10:21:51 PM
I see chingdevil is heading for the start line! {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 10:24:32 PM
Hey - everytime I log in, it says "you have lost *** places" - depressing or what  <:( <:(

I see Andy is off on holiday to Bali  {-) {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 10:28:29 PM
I gained 90 places once- i've since lost about 5 million however!

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 08, 2010, 10:28:36 PM
For you new racers, there is a 'ghost boat' that carries slots for starters part way into the race, in the last leg it carried 26000 places, so one night I jumped up  over 26k places!

You may find one day you will climb the placing ladder quite quickly - -  that is, IF you sail well!  {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 08, 2010, 10:29:18 PM
Thats odd, I just keep gaining places :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 10:31:34 PM
I'll give you my password, when your on your next nightshift if the ghost boat passes by...

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 10:38:39 PM
I see Gondo and Ching have signed up for the Jules Verne .....

See you guys  :kiss: :P :P

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 10:42:16 PM
Have I- I didn't realise I had!
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 10:45:10 PM
I notice Chingdevil is still going back to check he didn't leave the iron on!
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 08, 2010, 10:45:27 PM
me neither, where did you see that?
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 10:58:15 PM
Sorry BMM, it was Ching, not you (mind you they're still milling about at the start... )  {-)
Danny
GinaT
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 11:06:25 PM
Ching - in the Clipper race, you might be better to point north or north west,
and in the Jules Verne, south west ...  :-))

Danny
(wonder where all the yachties are - this is fun!!)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 11:14:09 PM
I must be cracking up, I'm sure I saw Gondolier in the Jules Verne??
Oh well, I know Ching is here - but not going very far...  %) {-)
Danny (GinaT)

I still can't see how to add friends ...  {:-{
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 08, 2010, 11:40:58 PM
Display on the chart (friends) 8)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 09, 2010, 09:28:26 AM
Add Semperatis to the list lads :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 09, 2010, 09:48:35 AM
Gained 43000+ places last night!!!! {-)

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 09, 2010, 10:01:36 AM
Welcome Dreadstar - how come you start off in front of me  <*< <*< <*<  ok2

I set a course for the Humber Estuary last night - and lost 146 places! But my turn will come -
if you haven't all finished by then  <:( <:(

Danny
GinaT  %%
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 09, 2010, 10:04:39 AM
I wondered that too!!!!!

Think because we've being sailing longer we'll get less points so it doesn't matter where he starts- he's got less time to gain more places.

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 09, 2010, 10:25:49 AM
I quite like the Jules Verne race.  It's just you against the clock. Should take between 50 and 65 days to go right round the world.
The boats are faster but can easily be managed as well as the Clipper race.
Brian? (Chingdevil) has joined but hasn't set off yet (facing the wrong way)!!  So much for breaking the record  %) %) {-)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: chingdevil on January 09, 2010, 12:53:49 PM
When I get back home work I will sort it out, I thought I had started >:-o >:-o >:-o >:-o

Slow and steady wins the race, that is if you are facing the right way %% %% %% %% %%


Brian
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 09, 2010, 01:30:54 PM
Shhhhh, don't tell Boatmadman, but i've gained 14 miles on himm today... %)

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 09, 2010, 01:33:09 PM
Yeah greg, but you are heading into the low wind speed area I am in, whereas, I am going to be leaving it soon  O0
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 09, 2010, 01:34:52 PM
We'll see... <*< :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 10, 2010, 08:08:20 AM
I've made up 606 places overnight.........go me :-)). Poor chingdevil appears to be stuck in the doldrums. {:-{
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 10, 2010, 08:35:50 AM
 <:( it wont let me join up.  ;)probably scared a kiwi sailor will clean up and win all the awards  :-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 10, 2010, 08:44:59 AM
Moved up 3600 places last night!

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 10, 2010, 11:35:44 AM
<:( it wont let me join up.  ;)probably scared a kiwi sailor will clean up and win all the awards  :-)

Thats odd, in the profiles it gives New Zealand as one of the choices of where you're from (along with just about evey other country)!

Have you tried signing up to the Jules Verne?

Cheers
Danny
(GinaT)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 10, 2010, 11:54:48 AM

Moved up 3600 places last night!


Dont get too excited Greg, the positions are up the creek!
Check the 4 together approaching the 'gap' - the FIRST place is the LAST of the 4  %) %)

It must work on "as the crow flies" distance to the finish.

You should pass just in front of me soon! (secret plans .... )

Cheers
Danny
GinaT
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 10, 2010, 12:05:20 PM
I see Ching is about to run into Spain ........  {-) {-) {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 10, 2010, 12:31:11 PM
and if you're really bored - a FREE virtual Dakar rally  :-))

http://www.virtualrallygame.com/index.php (http://www.virtualrallygame.com/index.php)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 10, 2010, 01:23:31 PM
After losing several hundred places yesterday, I am on the up again, gaining places steadily :-))

Ian
Ocean mayhem
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 10, 2010, 03:35:56 PM
I'm the closest up to Ian now, and the speed he's going I should get past  ;) O0
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 10, 2010, 04:19:01 PM
Yes Andy - I thought you'd gone off on one at the start, but it was good tactics - you now have some wind  :-)) {-) {-)

Danny
GinaT
Mayhem omra85   :-X
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 10, 2010, 04:37:01 PM
Yes Andy, but you are heading into an area of low wind {-)

You running two boats now Danny?
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 10, 2010, 04:43:17 PM
I thought I've have another - just so I don't come LAST  %) %) {-) {-)

Danny
GinaT
Mayhem omra85
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 10, 2010, 07:23:45 PM
Yes Andy, but you are heading into an area of low wind {-)

You're going to have to go though it too  O0
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 10, 2010, 07:28:43 PM
Having a go at the Jules Verne, Andy?  Not quite as hectic  %) {-) {-) {-)
or the Dakar rally - VERY hectic! :-))
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 11, 2010, 07:37:53 AM
Thats odd, in the profiles it gives New Zealand as one of the choices of where you're from (along with just about evey other country)!

Have you tried signing up to the Jules Verne?

Cheers
Danny
(GinaT)

 tried both. i dont think it recognises my zip code which is in the compulsory field for joining up.  might have to try the virtual dakar rally
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 11, 2010, 11:15:36 AM
I've just made up 1215 places in the last 9 hours  {-) :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 11:17:22 AM
Brian, do you know you've run into Spain in the Jules Verne? 
Can I have salvage rights  %) {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: chingdevil on January 11, 2010, 11:48:16 AM
I thought I had truned the damm thing round :(( :(( :((
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 12:26:20 PM
Brian, in 'Clipper', what sail are you using?  You don't seem to be going very fast.
Try switching to the spinnaker ("spl" on the sail selection)  :-))

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 11, 2010, 12:40:46 PM
You deffinately need to change your sails,as I'm now over 450km's in front of you,and I'm not very good.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 11, 2010, 01:37:02 PM
Damn - run aground  >>:-( >>:-(
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 01:47:05 PM
Ian
Well, I would have said ....   %) %) %) {-)
BTW you're right in the middle of 3 islands, so you may have to reverse out  {:-{
Nearly snuck past you  <:( <:(

Danny
GinaT
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 01:52:19 PM
Damn - run aground  >>:-( >>:-(

So has David (Semperatis) - but he's behind me  :-)) {-)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 02:32:47 PM
Goodbye Greg  %) %) <:(

Danny  ;)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 03:09:07 PM
For those following the progress of the Mayhem sailors (?) in the Virtual Clipper Round the World Race,
the positions of those participating at 3pm 11th Jan are shown below.
The current leg is from Australia to Singapore
(boats which joined after the start are placed at the back of the main pack - 14000 skippers currently connected!!)

Boat names are:

Andy (Andyn) - "Mayhem Andyn"
Brian (Chingdevil) - "Chingdevil"
Danny (omra85) - "GinaT" and "Mayhem omra85"
David (dreadstar) - "Semperatis"
Greg (gondolier88) - "gondolier"
Ian (boatmadman) - "Ocean Mayhem"
Mark (craftysod) - "craftysod"

Cheers
Danny




Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 11, 2010, 03:16:26 PM
Thanks for telling me,I didn't know that i'd run aground. I couldn't see the island because another boat was on top of it when i set my course. Do you just reverse course to get free?
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 03:43:15 PM
180 deg turn will definitely work, but you may save time by trying a 90 deg turn South first.
Cheers
Danny
just checked and it looks like you're free already.  :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 11, 2010, 03:45:31 PM
I can't see your 2nd boat Danny to click on it.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 11, 2010, 03:52:25 PM
I managed to drop 10000 places last night, my boat went 30 degrees away from where I set it to go...  :o %)

You've made port again there Ian, needed to stock up on rum?
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 03:57:42 PM
I can't see your 2nd boat Danny to click on it.

Its down near Andy's (you mean you didn't get up at 3.00am for course corrections, Andy)  :o :o {-) %%.
Search for "Mayhem omra85"

I see Greg (Gondolier) has stopped off at Sumatra  %) %) <:( <:( <:( {-) {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 11, 2010, 04:00:22 PM
you mean you didn't get up at 3.00am for course corrections, Andy

Well I was still awake then... I'll have to check on it tonight   O0
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 04:09:53 PM
Well I was still awake then...

You'll go blind ....  %) %) {-) {-)

Typical bl**dy French - they have amphibious boats  >>:-( <*< <*< <*<

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Nordsee on January 11, 2010, 04:11:24 PM
Looks addictive! Have you seen how many Skippers are racing? 74,340! No wonder you keep bumping into other boats, it is crowded out there!
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 04:33:37 PM
Ian
Well, I would have said ....   %) %) %) {-)
BTW you're right in the middle of 3 islands, so you may have to reverse out  {:-{
Nearly snuck past you  <:( <:(


Ian, try a 180 deg to get out, you can't see the islands as they are under your boat <:( <:(
(Google earth pic might help)  :-))

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 11, 2010, 05:11:24 PM
well that me stymied... >>:-(

re tracing track and re route, at least Greg wont catch me :-))

By the way Greg, there is a Paris-Dakar rally version if you want to go overland :}
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 05:13:52 PM

By the way Greg, there is a Paris-Dakar rally version if you want to go overland :}


He was in it, but he drove into the sea  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 05:26:52 PM
Looks addictive! Have you seen how many Skippers are racing? 74,340! No wonder you keep bumping into other boats, it is crowded out there!

It's great fun (especially with snow and frozen lakes)  :-))

You can take it fairly seriously  %% %% %%
or do what Chingdevil is doing - stock up on Pimms and pootle along at the back (sorry Brian)  {-) {-) {-)

AND ITS FREE  %) :-)) :-))

that's why I'm currently running 2 clippers, 2 trimarans, a car and a motorbike (last 2 in the Dakar rally  ;) %% %%  - what fun!

Cheers
Danny
PS - if anyone else signs up, let us know what your boat/car/bike name is.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 11, 2010, 05:30:16 PM
ocean mayhem now in paris dakar :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 05:50:34 PM
ocean mayhem now in paris dakar :-))

On a bike, eh, Ian! Hope it floats if your heading to Paris  {-) {-) %% 
Look for GinaT.
See you in the morning - 9.00am start - don't sleep in  {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 11, 2010, 05:53:23 PM
cant get off the rocks - reverse direction 180 degs and wind is on the nose grrrrrr
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 11, 2010, 05:55:50 PM
Danny,

I will have been at work nearly 3 hrs by 9 am >>:-( I will have to depend on the auto start.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 06:13:54 PM
cant get off the rocks - reverse direction 180 degs and wind is on the nose grrrrrr

Try NW on the jib for 10 mins, then SW  {:-{

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 11, 2010, 07:10:47 PM
tried lots of directions - no luck yet >>:-(
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 07:33:15 PM
I'm starting to feel sorry for you Ian. That's some hole you're in  {:-{ {:-{ {:-{

Good luck
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 11, 2010, 07:44:30 PM
Broken free - chasing you down now  :}
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 11, 2010, 07:44:48 PM
Damn- I knew I had set a good course last night- but I didn't think i'd hit land!!!

GinaT- i'm after you!!!

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 07:55:08 PM
Great, everybodys left the dusky maidens and rum punch to get on with some RACING  :P :P

Oh, except my second boat and Andy, who are going to hit "the gap" at about 2.00am  <:( <:( <:(

So, Scotch on the rocks, anyone  :-)) ;D

What I want to know is -
where is Mark (craftysod) going, and
how come Brian's (chingdevil) boat is SO slow  {:-{

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 11, 2010, 08:21:14 PM
Need to drown my sorrows with the delights of Sumatra- lost my job today- on with the sailing!!! >:-o

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 08:27:57 PM
Sorry to hear that, Greg. Hope you get fixed up again soon.
Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 11, 2010, 09:00:52 PM
Hey Greg, sorry to hear that, got anything else on the horizon?

Ian
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 11, 2010, 09:36:02 PM
Thanks guys, I'm looking to go self employed- a whole load of different problems I know, but they are ones I can cope with, and they will be down to me. Just sick and tired of big impersonal companies who don't know what resources they have, let alone how to use them.

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 09:44:04 PM

I'm looking to go self employed


Good on you - just as long as its not yacht delivery  {-) {-) ;D

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 11, 2010, 09:58:33 PM
Best of luck to you whatever you do  O0
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 11, 2010, 10:19:08 PM
Good on you - just as long as its not yacht delivery  {-) {-) ;D

Cheers
Danny

 {-)- Good one >>:-(

Greg
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 11, 2010, 10:58:55 PM
Boat For Sale (well, free if you want it)  :-))

The Virtual Yacht MAYHEM ONE

registered for Clipper race (can also be added to Jules Verne race if wished)  :-))

Suitable for someone looking for a challenge  %) %) {-) {-)

First choice goes to someone who can't register themselves (ie a kiwi ... )  ;)

PM for full details

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 12, 2010, 12:57:20 AM
I see that Gregg has run aground now. :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 12, 2010, 05:58:24 AM
 :-)) :-) :-) thanks danny. will be in touch
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 12, 2010, 08:20:55 AM
I see that Gregg has run aground now. :embarrassed:

and if Andy doesn't get out of bed soon .....   %) {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 12, 2010, 09:13:40 AM
The good ship "Mayhem One" is now the property of Craig (hopeitfloats).
As he comes from New Zealand, show him no mercy  {-) {-) {-)

I assume he'll take over this evening.

So welcome Craig - and happy sailing  :-))

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 12, 2010, 09:26:26 AM
I made up over 1200 places during the night. :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 12, 2010, 09:56:19 AM
I made up over 1200 places during the night. :-))


and you seem to have kept up your speed after 'the gap'  O0 <*< {-)
unlike Andy  %) %)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 12, 2010, 10:05:09 AM
Welcome Larry (The long Build), I see you've joined the clipper race (boat name - The Long Build)   :-))

Quite of few Mayhemmers out there now...  O0 :-)) :-))

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 12, 2010, 10:59:21 AM
I think I've discovered Brian's problem -



Cheers
Danny  %% %% {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 12, 2010, 01:26:28 PM
That's both Andyn and Gregg aground now.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 12, 2010, 01:30:45 PM
Welcome Larry (The long Build), I see you've joined the clipper race (boat name - The Long Build)   :-))

Quite of few Mayhemmers out there now...  O0 :-)) :-))

Cheers
Danny


I was keeping quite , hoping to sneak up on you all..   :} :-))  (boat name is The Long Sail )
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 12, 2010, 02:30:49 PM
Well, you've already passed Brian, Mark and Greg  :o
Nearly passed Andy, but he woke up ....  %) {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny

COOOOEEEEEE Andy  {-) {-) %%
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 12, 2010, 03:06:15 PM
Todays positions as at 3.00pm. (Craig, hope it floats will be taking over "Mayhem One" from this evening [his morning])

Cheers
Danny  :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 12, 2010, 08:39:43 PM
4 of the Mayhem boats have just lost 44000 places for no apparent reason  {:-{  >>:-( >>:-(

Danny

Are you up yet Craig  %) {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 12, 2010, 08:42:28 PM
I lost 60,000. Damn.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 12, 2010, 09:29:35 PM
I lost 66000, who'll raise me?  ;)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 12, 2010, 09:32:02 PM
That must have been some wake as they went past.. :}
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 12, 2010, 09:39:33 PM
keep off the rum guys, you will steer better {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 12, 2010, 09:41:21 PM
Rum- i'm on good ol' yorkshire Black Sheep!

Mind- look at my course over the past 24 hours!!!!! {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 12, 2010, 09:43:09 PM
'nuff said O0 O0
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 12, 2010, 10:17:14 PM
Rum- i'm on good ol' yorkshire Black Sheep!

Mind- look at my course over the past 24 hours!!!!! {-)

Greg, If you straightened our your course track - you'd be in Singapore  %) {-) {-)

Mind you, it's been fun watching you all charging about all over the place  :-)) {-) {-)

Hey BTW, I came in number 281 in todays leg of the Dakar rally - out of THOUSANDS  :-)) {-) {-) {-)
Last time I looked poor old Ian was still going  <:( <:(

You can't take your eye off these things for long can you  %) O0

Cheers
Danny
We'll all have to have a drink ready for when we get to Singapore (for the virtual party)  :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: gondolier88 on January 12, 2010, 10:18:51 PM
Greg, If you straightened our your course track - you'd be in Singapore  %) {-) {-)

I know.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 12, 2010, 10:38:20 PM
Danny,
For some reason my Dakar rally isnt working, but will keep trying.

Ian
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 13, 2010, 11:08:08 AM
Another Mayhemmer in the Clipper race  :-))
Look for "stoogie" - its Craig (hopeitfloats) who's now managed to sign on,

This means that I am still racing "Mayhem One" (see earlier "For Sale" post - unless someone else wants to join in  :-))

Cheers
Danny

Clipper - "Gina T", "Mayhem omra 85", "Mayhem One"
Jules Verne - "Gina T", "Mayhem omra85"
Dakar (bike) - "Gina T"
Dakar (car) - "Mayhem omra85"

- who said its addictive - its just that I'm easily amused  %%
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 13, 2010, 11:17:55 AM
There's no signs of the GinaT in Jules Verne race,it comes up as not found. :o
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 13, 2010, 11:21:38 AM
That's cos it's so far in front  %) {-) {-) {-)
Its just below the equator  :-))

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 13, 2010, 12:29:51 PM
I see that craftysod has run aground now,in the clipper race.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Ash on January 13, 2010, 01:08:44 PM
I'm in the Jules Verne and the Clipper now, as AshUK...

I'll keep an eye out for you guys..!
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 13, 2010, 01:33:19 PM
Hi Ash - been in them a couple of days already, I see  :-))

It'll be us keeping an eye on you then  ;) {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 13, 2010, 03:55:34 PM
From the comments received (none), you're probably skipping past this bit  %)

Clipper Round the World regatta

Positions at 13th Jan 3.00pm
(After just holding the lead all night,GinaT has been (positionally) overtaken by Ocean Mayhem but who has the better line in tomorrow and Fridays dash to the finish)?
Mark, Brian and Larry are off the map  <:( <:(
Cheers
Danny
 
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 13, 2010, 04:17:06 PM
Two pages of replys have just vanished  :o
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 13, 2010, 05:06:37 PM
Looking at the posting times, they all seem to be there - but this page (3) is now very much longer ...  {:-{ {:-{

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 13, 2010, 08:23:59 PM
Hey guys, did you know that one of the three little islands we passed in the "gap" (the three Ian, [Ocean Mayhem] got stuck in)  %)
is actually the volcano Krakatou, which is still very active
(photo below taken June 2009!)

This game and Google Earth - great combination :-)) :-))

Looking forward to the party in Singapore (wonder if we get the weekend off)  {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny

PS Message from Gina  -   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 13, 2010, 09:04:19 PM
Think Craftysod is still on it !!
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 13, 2010, 09:16:02 PM
Think Craftysod is still on it !!

He and Chingdevil are probably trying to keep warm  {-) {-)

and as for "stoogie" (hopeitfloats)   :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

Danny
PS you've caught up well  :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 13, 2010, 09:24:53 PM
Where you going Stoogie?
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Tom@Crewe on January 14, 2010, 07:36:37 AM
IM a bit behind just started   Tomatcrewe
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 14, 2010, 08:08:23 AM
Where you going Stoogie?

 :embarrassed: at the moment .... nowhere. i must be dragging the anchor. doesnt seem to have moved from last night.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 14, 2010, 08:56:29 AM
Thats because you're facing into the wind!
Click on the compass and turn it to the opposite side. As you're doing this watch your speed indicator increase.
You will also see two red spots in front of your boat, these show the estimated position in 12 and 24 hours
(this should be used together with the wind forecast (0, 12, 24, 36 buttons) to get the best speed.
You can also change from "Spi" to "Jib" sails, which will alter your speed.
When you log on, the opening screen has "more info" which tells you all about the game.
Hope this helps.
Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 14, 2010, 09:19:46 AM
IM a bit behind just started   Tomatcrewe

Hi Tom
The Jules Verne is just you against the clock.
You can keep your eye on the other boats courses, but the wind might have changed  %) %) :-))

Not joining us for the "Clipper" race?  This leg has nearly finished but if you join now, you'll be all ready for the next leg.
None of us can win the whole event as you are only allowed to drop 3 legs in the total race, and this is the 5th leg,
but I seem to think we're just having a little "Mayhem challenge" for each leg  :-)) %) %) {-)

Cheers and good luck
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 14, 2010, 09:43:25 AM
Thats because you're facing into the wind!
Click on the compass and turn it to the opposite side. As you're doing this watch your speed indicator increase.
You will also see two red spots in front of your boat, these show the estimated position in 12 and 24 hours
(this should be used together with the wind forecast (0, 12, 24, 36 buttons) to get the best speed.
You can also change from "Spi" to "Jib" sails, which will alter your speed.
When you log on, the opening screen has "more info" which tells you all about the game.
Hope this helps.
Cheers
Danny


dont know whats going on. every time i check my position the boat seems to have done a 180 from where i was heading. i reset it again with 751km to go. it is now  750km so i have made some progress but whether it stays going in that direction only time will tell.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 14, 2010, 10:37:36 AM
Craig
Ingore the distance to the next bouy - ITS AS THE CROW FLIES (direct line)!!
You need to get back SE to get through the "gap".
Your're going in the right direction now so should start to pick up speed.
(It will still be good practice for the next leg - when we all start together)  :-)) :-))

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 14, 2010, 03:18:57 PM
Yahoo! - made it  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 14, 2010, 03:48:07 PM
Come on you guys - I've got the beers in .....

Danny  {-) {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 14, 2010, 04:28:10 PM
Clipper Round the World Yacht race
positions as of Jan 14th, 3.00pm -
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: craftysod on January 14, 2010, 04:38:00 PM
I stopped off on an island for refreshments.
My excuse for running aground
Mark
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 14, 2010, 04:40:02 PM
Yesterday, the weather forecast said that on the heading I'd selected, I'd be able to nip straight to the finish and gain a couple of thousand places. Instead I log in today to see I've moved about 2 inches. Typical weather forecasters.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 14, 2010, 04:42:14 PM
I stopped off on an island for refreshments.
My excuse for running aground
Mark

I think the "refreshments" were already on board - that's why you ran aground AGAIN  %) {-) {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 14, 2010, 05:47:23 PM
Good intro race guys, roll on the next leg, and lets try keep off the rocks  :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 14, 2010, 06:05:43 PM
lets try keep off the rocks  :-))

I don't have mine on the rocks anyway ;)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 14, 2010, 06:58:06 PM
Andy, I think you are trying to sail too close into a headwind, that's why you're going nowhere fast.

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 14, 2010, 10:34:28 PM
Well chaps, some good racing going on  :-))
I've just been reading the regatta forum and the next leg doesn't start until Feb 2nd  :o :o
Better get some more beer in - your round Ian  O0

Cheers
Danny

In case you hadn't noticed, Ian and I finished in the TOP 10 (thousand)  %) {-) {-) {-)

Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 14, 2010, 10:47:21 PM
See you Tomorrow ,  A Lager Shandy please  :}
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 14, 2010, 11:03:40 PM
My boat has run around again, on the tiniest, most invisible island in the world  {:-{
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 14, 2010, 11:11:26 PM
My boat has run around again, on the tiniest, most invisible island in the world  {:-{

There was mention on the forum of "hidden islands" - most of is went further East, so missed it  <:(

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 14, 2010, 11:24:03 PM
My finishing position was 12384. :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 15, 2010, 07:04:18 AM
i'm well on the way now. could someone put a beer on ice please.  i'll be there in a couple of days
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 15, 2010, 08:42:17 AM
when the next leg starts does everyone have to finish first or do they just start at a certain day/time?
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 15, 2010, 08:45:13 AM
At the start of a leg, you begin at first log in after start time.

Ian
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 15, 2010, 09:18:38 AM
when the next leg starts does everyone have to finish first or do they just start at a certain day/time?

I think if you're still wandering about at the end of the month, you get "teleported" to the next start point.
Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 15, 2010, 05:02:46 PM
Hi Brian
All the gang are gathering and we're thinking of you.
In fact we're having a sing-song in your honour -

All together lads -

"What shall we do with the drunken sailor .... "   {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 15, 2010, 05:04:03 PM
Who on earth are these people you keep posting pictures of Danny?  {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 15, 2010, 05:16:43 PM
See you Tomorrow ,  A Lager Shandy please  :}
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 15, 2010, 05:18:44 PM
Who on earth are these people you keep posting pictures of Danny?  {-)

I forgot, you're not here yet  <:( <:(

Look - if we're going to have a virtual race, we might as well get into the spirit of the thing  %% %% %% %% %%
You DID pack a bow tie, didn't you?  %)
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 15, 2010, 06:48:21 PM
I got my tie....

And a little bottle of fizz :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 15, 2010, 07:37:07 PM


Well was greated earlier by the Team tour bus , and the Shandy was Soooo Nice..  and free refills as well..  Party on untill 01-02-10 (need at least 1 nights sleep)

On behalf of The Long sail Team, out in Singapore..

Cheers  :-))  
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 15, 2010, 09:05:20 PM
I see you are doing things on the cheap, long build.

This is the Ocean Mayhem tour and support bus  :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 15, 2010, 09:10:40 PM
Like to keep it low key..

 ;D ;D , You picking "rafty 's0d'"  :} up if he stops hitting VERY LARGE land masses
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: craftysod on January 15, 2010, 09:23:04 PM
I'll have you know,my navigation skills are not great.
Thats why i got chucked out of navy  {-)
Anyway my support crew are behind me somewhere
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh293/craftysod/cortina-MK1-431x300.jpg)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 15, 2010, 10:25:00 PM
I'll have you know,my navigation skills are not great.
Thats why i got chucked out of navy  {-)
Anyway my support crew are behind me somewhere
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh293/craftysod/cortina-MK1-431x300.jpg)

Even your support crew appear to have got lost  %) %)  Team training works well then ...  {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 15, 2010, 10:31:56 PM
And that is a member of Ocean mayhem team giving wrong directions :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 15, 2010, 10:36:11 PM
That will account for the "interesting" sailing then  {-) {-) {-) {-)

Anyway, I've spent so much on boats and beer ....

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 15, 2010, 11:01:28 PM
Only joking really  ;)

Danny  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 16, 2010, 02:01:38 PM
I'll be there tomorrow. It's called being fashionably late O0
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 16, 2010, 02:39:46 PM
I'll be there tomorrow. It's called being fashionably late O0

I think you'll find its called terrible navigation  %) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 16, 2010, 04:53:02 PM
I'll be there tomorrow. It's called being fashionably late O0

Yeh Whatever   :}

I think the main problem is that throughout the day you need to adjust your course , I was only able to do this in the Morning, Lunchtime and then the evening , there are add ons you can buy , Ie auto sails , course point changes etc but that I feel would take the fun out of it, and of course I'm sure Nobody here as bought any have we.. :police: <*< :police:

I am certainly going to try and complete the course and hope all those who signed up will as well..  Right back to the bars..
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 16, 2010, 05:02:55 PM
I only check it once a day...
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 16, 2010, 08:30:19 PM

I am certainly going to try and complete the course and hope all those who signed up will as well.


So am I.
According to the regatta forum, not only do some buy the "extras" package, but run another programme with 'polars' (??) and steering settings ...
Taking it too seriously, I think!
I prefer to think that us Mayhemmers are having "a race within a race", and have enjoyed the last leg. Roll on Feb.

Just so Andy doesn't feel too embarrassed even 'proper' skippers do it ...

In the REAL Clipper Race -

"Cork hits rock in Java Sea
14 January 2010

Cork, one of ten 68-foot ocean racing yachts competing in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race has struck a rock in the Java Sea, around 200 nautical miles north east of Jakarta.

All 16 crew have been safely evacuated to two sister yachts, Team Finland and California. All are safe and next of kin have been informed.

Falmouth Coastguard is working with local agencies to ensure that the situation is being constantly monitored.

The Irish entry was sailing in 20-knot winds when she struck a rock off the small island of Gosong Mampango at 2018 GMT, 13 January (0418 local time, 14 January).

The yacht was competing in the fifth race of the biennial global challenge which left Geraldton, Western Australia for Singapore on 3 January 2010.

Initial reports from skipper Richie Fearon stated that the boat is lying on her side on the rock with the toe rail under water and that some hull damage has occurred. Because the winds were increasing, the crew evacuated to the island as a precaution. Competitors Team Finland and California were in the vicinity and immediately stood by off shore. The skipper and crew of Cork have subsequently used their life rafts to transfer to the waiting boats and all are now safely on board. Team Finland’s skipper Rob McInally is relaying updates with both the race organisers and the coastguard agencies".

Maybe that's what you ran into Andy  {-)

As Larry says - back to the bars ...  :-))

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 16, 2010, 10:57:33 PM
Ok then, what was the next accident in the next leg of the race? That'll be me next time  {-) %)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 16, 2010, 11:01:36 PM
Just had another look. I've gone aground again...
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The Antipodean on January 17, 2010, 01:52:51 AM
Thought I would give it a try seeing as you chaps all seem to be having so much fun.
Antipodean Mayhem is the name and I have run aground once already, first time yachtie by the way.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 17, 2010, 02:25:11 AM
what are you guys positions.  i'm about 69000ish
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 17, 2010, 09:35:41 AM
anyone having trouble with the site at the moment. really slow loading for me. even timed out a couple of times before i got in
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 17, 2010, 10:26:13 AM
Thought I would give it a try seeing as you chaps all seem to be having so much fun.
Antipodean Mayhem is the name and I have run aground once already, first time yachtie by the way.

Welcome to the madhouse, er ... Anti  :-))
Well, you seem to have now arrived safely -- so meet us in the bar  :-))

Craig,
The site seems fine - pedal faster on your generator  {-)
You're now about 27000.  I'm just waiting for craftysod to arrive and then I'll post all of our finishing positions.
Andy and you can join us "fashionably later"  %) %)  but I've given up hope of Gondolier (still heading North) and Chingdevil (on the rocks) ever making it   <:(

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 17, 2010, 10:31:27 AM
Thought I would give it a try seeing as you chaps all seem to be having so much fun.
Antipodean Mayhem is the name and I have run aground once already, first time yachtie by the way.

Who's chucking pebbles in the ocean ??   :}
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 17, 2010, 10:56:12 AM
Who's chucking pebbles in the ocean ??   :}

Please Sir, it was that big boy what did it, then he ran away  O0

I think his name is Ian  ;)

Danny  %% %%
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 17, 2010, 11:00:28 AM
its working a bit better now. think i might be aground by the time i check in again though....unless i just sneak in past those islands
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 17, 2010, 11:05:43 AM
On your current course (16 deg) you'll go straight through  :-))

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 17, 2010, 11:07:43 AM
Where's Gondolier Going ?
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 17, 2010, 11:09:55 AM
i think he is planning a fast turn and downwind sail to the finish. it would look good crossing the line doing 30km/h ok2
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 17, 2010, 11:10:24 AM
Where's Gondolier Going ?

Says he needs all the practice he can get, so is having a fortnights sailing holiday  %) {-) {-)
Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Nordsee on January 17, 2010, 11:36:25 AM
I'll have you know,my navigation skills are not great.
Thats why i got chucked out of navy  {-)
Anyway my support crew are behind me somewhere
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh293/craftysod/cortina-MK1-431x300.jpg)
Ford Cortina Mk1, lovely, one of my favourite cars! I had the GT version, 1500 lump, 100 mph, great roadholding ( If you could drive that is!! Todays drivers would be doing 360s all over the place!)Loved her, so sorry I had to sell her.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 17, 2010, 03:13:16 PM
Results so far - 3.00pm 17/1/10
sorry - can't seem to format a list...  :embarrassed:

Clipper Round the World Virtual Yacht Race
        Australia - Singapore
Yacht name                Mayhem name   Position   Distance
GinaT                          omra85            8750   2309.88
Ocean Mayhem                boatmadman    9905   2110.52
Mayhem omra85              omra85            12267   2285.54
Semperatim                   Dreadstar           12384   2275.44
AshUK                             Ash                 17760        2372.67
The long Sail                the long build       18533      2330.71
Antipodean Mayhem        Antipodean         21527      2524.79
craftysod                        craftysod           22776   2410.62
Gondolier                        gondolier88       
Mayhem Andyn                Adnyn       
stoogie                        hopeitfloats       
chingdevil                        chingdevil       
tomatcrewe                tom@crewe       

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 17, 2010, 03:32:50 PM
The next legs , Dates etc..



Etape 6: Départ le 02 Février 2010 Singapour – Qingdao (Chine)
Etape 7: Départ le 02 Mars 2010 Qingdao – Californie (USA)
Etape 8: Départ le 11 avril 2010 Californie – Panama
Etape 9: Départ le 12 Mai 2010 Panama - Port Antonio (Jamaïque)
Etape 10: Départ le 22 Mai 2010 Port Antonio – New York (USA)
Etape 11: Départ le 06 Juin 2010 New York – Sydney (Canada)
Etape 12: Départ le 19 Juin 2010 Sydney – Cork/Kinsale (Irlande)
Etape 13: Départ le 9 juillet 2010 Cork – Ijmuiden (Hollande)
Etape 14: Départ le 15 ou 16 Juillet 2010 Ijmuiden – Humbert (UK)

Larry
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The Antipodean on January 17, 2010, 03:36:03 PM
This a long race, and I think that will add to the fun.

How many are doing the Jules Verne? I am having fun with that one, but I know I am about to come to an almost complete stop with a bad course choice.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 17, 2010, 03:39:19 PM
I am in in but I think the Clipper is more fun and particularly with all the other Forum boats in makes it more competitive in a fun way... Is Martin joining in the next leg ??
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 17, 2010, 04:10:30 PM
If you search for our "Clipper" names in the JV, you'll find there are a few going round  :-))

I'm in the JV but think the Clipper is more fun - but also more time consuming ...  %)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 17, 2010, 05:09:15 PM
Anyone seen this?

http://www.virtualregatta.com/index_clipper.php?play=1

 I am running a boat called Ocean Mayhem - why not join up, call your boat a mayhem something and lets race!

Ian

Looks like I started something here! :-))

For the next leg, lets all agree to run on basics only, by that I mean no buying extra go faster bits :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: DickyD on January 17, 2010, 05:14:47 PM
Ford Cortina Mk1, lovely, one of my favourite cars! I had the GT version, 1500 lump, 100 mph, great roadholding ( If you could drive that is!! Todays drivers would be doing 360s all over the place!)Loved her, so sorry I had to sell her.
I had the 1500GT lump in my Anglia 105E, I also had the brakes and wheels. O0
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: craftysod on January 17, 2010, 05:29:36 PM

For the next leg, lets all agree to run on basics only, by that I mean no buying extra go faster bits

I wont pay for any extras,for a virtual game anyway,its all in the fun.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 17, 2010, 05:33:46 PM
Craftysod
I think the rest of thefleet are chipping in to have a few more underwater Islands put in    :} :}
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 17, 2010, 05:36:39 PM
No extras for me (apart from the 150hp Yamaha outboard)  %%

I had a 105E and a Mark 1 - thin wheels and a stopping distance measured in miles ...  %)
Plus, on a hot summers day, the joy of feeling your BriNylon shirt glued between your back and the luxury vinyl seat - ah, the memories  :-))

Cheers
Danny
PS, joining us in the regatta Dicky?  :-)) {-) %%
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 17, 2010, 05:44:27 PM
Anyone for a trip down Bugis Street? :o
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: craftysod on January 17, 2010, 05:52:21 PM
Found a pic of you Danny,in that sticky shirt
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh293/craftysod/saturday-night-fever-costume.jpg)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 17, 2010, 05:56:53 PM
 {-) {-) {-)


Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 17, 2010, 06:20:54 PM
Found a pic of you Danny,in that sticky shirt

The body, yes.  The shirt, yes. The suit, never!  He hasn't even got Cuban heels  %) {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 17, 2010, 07:01:40 PM

... there are add ons you can buy , Ie auto sails , course point changes etc but that I feel would take the fun out of it, and of course I'm sure Nobody here as bought any have we.. :police: <*< :police:


You can tell which boats have 'add ons' - when you hover the cursor over the boat, the picture window has the stuff in the bottom left panel lit up.
Guess how many of the top 100 have add ons .... ?  >:-o >:-o

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: craftysod on January 17, 2010, 07:17:55 PM
I must be at the wrong bar.
I finished today,but you lot must be smashed by now.
I will be by the time Andy gets here  {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 17, 2010, 07:22:34 PM

I must be at the wrong bar.


That's cos we've all gone for a curry down Bugis Street  {-) {-)

You'll have time to brew your own beer before Andy arrives  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Hic  :embarrassed:
Danny
PS well done for finishing  :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 17, 2010, 11:50:28 PM
I'm in the Jules Verne race too,currently half way down the west coast of Africa. :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 18, 2010, 07:40:29 AM
thanks for the list danny. at least now i know 'our' team from the others
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 18, 2010, 10:11:39 AM
I'm in the Jules Verne race too,currently half way down the west coast of Africa. :-))

as of today we have the following Mayhemmers racing (against the clock calendar, not each other) in the Trophee Jules Verne -

GinaT
Ocean Mayhem
Antipodean Mayhem
Mayhem omra85
Semperatis
AshUK
gondolier
tomatcrewe
The long sail
chingdevil??

Any more we don't know of?

Fair winds (or ANY winds)  %)

Danny
 
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 18, 2010, 12:45:50 PM
Looks like Greg is delivering his boat to somewhere in West Africa  %%
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Tom@Crewe on January 18, 2010, 02:58:40 PM
Gondolier and chingdevil, have been aground for days..........why.....Mermaids and Rocks????
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The Antipodean on January 18, 2010, 03:14:57 PM
Gondolier and chingdevil, have been aground for days..........why.....Mermaids and Rocks????

Maybe mermaids rock?
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Tom@Crewe on January 18, 2010, 06:59:00 PM
Semperatis & AshUK very close racing
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 18, 2010, 08:00:30 PM
David (Semperatis) is quite a way in front (sorry Ashley). He has been racing 6 days to AshUK's 8 days.
I was very close to where they are on day 6 (GinaT)  :o
Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 19, 2010, 10:32:03 AM
been trying to play for over an hour. cant get site loaded so i'm giving up for the night >:-o
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 19, 2010, 01:39:24 PM
Don't worry Craig, you're heading straight for Singapore at 7 knots with the right sail.
Should  be nearly there be the time you wake up  :-))
Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: chingdevil on January 19, 2010, 10:55:33 PM
I have been aground for days because I do not do this constantly, maybe once a day if I am lucky {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{



Brian
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 20, 2010, 07:17:59 AM
The Jules Verne race is not on my first page options!
Can anyone else get into it, or has it been stopped?
I know the main group finished some time ago but I didn't see any notice about it closing.
Danny  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 20, 2010, 07:45:21 AM
The Jules Verne race is not on my first page options!
Can anyone else get into it, or has it been stopped?
I know the main group finished some time ago but I didn't see any notice about it closing.
Danny  >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
No , seems to have been taken off..
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 20, 2010, 08:23:37 AM
i got in to the clipper race an hour ago but cant get back into it now..same as last night. gets as far as loading the game and doesnt lock up but just wont fully load. still can get in to profile, FAQ's . just not the bit i actually want.
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 20, 2010, 10:24:16 AM
The Clipper is still ok this end, Craig. You're just about to get to Singapore (6.1 knots - 13 miles to go)  :-))
Try in the morning.
Cheers
Danny

Oh well - I have got a boat to build anyway  %) %) :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 20, 2010, 10:27:16 AM
yeah. one more try tomorrow and if it still doesnt work i think i will give up. {:-{
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 20, 2010, 10:58:29 AM
ATTENTION
You can still get to the Jules Verne race and it is still going on!!!

Its a bit of a roundabout way of getting in, but it works -

go to
http://www.virtualregatta.com/index_julesverne.php (http://www.virtualregatta.com/index_julesverne.php?id_tracking=80)
click "play/register" (do NOT sign in with the box in the top left corner)
enter your login and pw

and there you are  :-))
You have to do this every time (at the mo) as the top login box takes you to the page withour the JV listed.

On with the fun ... these Froggies won't get the better of us  {-) {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 20, 2010, 12:26:27 PM
I wondered if Danny had a trick up his boom by not changing course for several days  {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 20, 2010, 01:54:31 PM
You saying all my little "+??" numbers are LUCK  ok2 ok2 :P

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 20, 2010, 01:57:49 PM
I have been aground for days because I do not do this constantly, maybe once a day if I am lucky {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{

Brian

Never mind Brian, with shots like yours, you'd be great at snooker  :-)) {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 21, 2010, 07:23:12 PM
I see the Jules Verne race is back on the front page!  Whats French for "ooops"  {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 22, 2010, 07:36:46 AM
have all our team finished yet
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 22, 2010, 07:58:08 AM
Chingdevil and Gondolier seem to have given up. Stuck on the rocks. The rest are all in  :-))

Danny
Title: Re: New Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 23, 2010, 03:30:00 PM
As if we haven't enough to do  %) %)

A new regatta is starting on 25th Jan at high noon (?)
Buenos Aires to Dakar across the Atlantic.

Who's signing up?

GinaT  :-))

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 23, 2010, 04:18:11 PM
I'm in  :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on January 23, 2010, 05:10:47 PM
Just had the New Yacht delivered..   :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Tom@Crewe on January 24, 2010, 07:56:11 AM
what happens if you miss the start and come in a 3pm?
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 24, 2010, 08:55:48 AM
You will get a start towards the back of the fleet on the general route of the race.

Ian
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 24, 2010, 10:51:15 AM
Kim, you start off where the pilotboat is (it sets off at the same time but travels slowly). So in 3 hours you should not lose much.
It mal look bad because all the boats will be bunched together so you can lose or gian thousands in the early stages.
If you log into Clipper (you've forgotten that one ... heading due South??) and search for "pilotboat", you can see its basic track.
This also explains your "off course" starting position in the Clipper race - the pilotboat goes the most direct route, even if it doesn't make it!

Danny

Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Dreadstar on January 24, 2010, 11:27:34 AM
It's a pity that it starts at 12:00,I'll be in Aberdeen at the time,and I won't get back 'til around 20:00. I'll be tail end charlie again then lads.  <:(
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 25, 2010, 03:07:08 PM
And the Mayhem race to Dakar is underway.. :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Tom@Crewe on January 25, 2010, 03:25:20 PM
TomatCrewe Im in
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: andyn on January 25, 2010, 03:28:21 PM
Bu**** I forgot, ah well the ghost boat put me 3571st ;)

What are the new names then?
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 25, 2010, 03:37:33 PM
ocean mayhem here
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 25, 2010, 04:34:33 PM
Once you've registered, you keep the name for all races.
The start was a disaster, the French forum went MAD!!
Half the boats (including mine) were registering 13.7 knots, but after an hour, had gone nowhere.
I reckon Andy tied us all up to the start bouy  O0 {-)
Anyway, they restarted at about 1.30pm so off we go.
At the moment, out of 27000 skippers, the pilot boat is 619th  :o  What's that about??
Presumably, if you started now, you'd be 620th  {:-{ {:-{

Who's been repainting their boats then .....  :-)) :o

Cheers
Danny & Gina
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 26, 2010, 10:38:53 AM
Well, the latest craze seems to be carrying your boat overland  :o
No doubt the organisers will sort it out soon (you might have got away with it Boatmadman)  ;)

All good fun  {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 26, 2010, 11:24:43 AM
Looks like I did get away with it - it wasnt intentional, of course.  :}
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 26, 2010, 12:32:04 PM
Trying to overtake on the inside  %) 
Lets see you try it again  :P

Cheers
Danny  :-))
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 26, 2010, 12:42:47 PM
Lets see how your nerves hold out - how close to land you dare to go  ;D
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on January 26, 2010, 04:12:08 PM
Didnt think you would go that close, Danny, or are you going for the overland tactic?  {-) {-)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on January 26, 2010, 05:01:31 PM
The tiny cross under the boat was still in the blue, the speedo said 15.7 knots!  It was only when I checked the'GinaT' line from 'Mayhem omra85' , I saw it was registering ZERO!
Hmmm - the coastline is obviously not as accurate as in the Clipper race  >>:-(
Oh well, lesson learned - I'll give you an 8 mile start, ain't I kind  <:( <:( <:( <:( <:(

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 31, 2010, 07:25:41 AM
darn.  i will be missing the start of the clipper race. working out of town for 4 days from the day the race starts.  >:-o
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: boatmadman on February 27, 2010, 02:46:41 PM
Next leg starts 2nd March, 0600 gmt+1hr.

Now, is that 0700 for us brits? :embarrassed:

Ian
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on February 27, 2010, 03:13:59 PM
darn.  i will be missing the start of the clipper race. working out of town for 4 days from the day the race starts.  >:-o
Just make sure your boat is facing the right direction before the start if possible..
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on February 27, 2010, 10:59:28 PM
Next leg starts 2nd March, 0600 gmt+1hr.

Now, is that 0700 for us brits? :embarrassed:

Ian

No Ian,I think it is 6.ooam for GB
"Departure from Qingdao: 02 March at 7:00 am GMT+1 (Paris local time)" according to OKdiver1.
Hpwever, the "sign in" page says 06.00 GMT+1, so I've asked which it is!

Don't forget that the server will be down for 3 hours between 11.00hrs and 18.00hrs (1000 hrs to 1700hrs ??) tomorrow (Mon) but the JV winds look steady so we should be ok.

Cheers
Danny
 
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on February 27, 2010, 11:19:17 PM
darn.  i will be missing the start of the clipper race. working out of town for 4 days from the day the race starts.  >:-o

I know this was about the last leg, but just a point of interest - apparently it is common to ask if someone will steer(crew) your boat, if you are away.
As its a long race this time, and anyone is away, can we have volunteers to crew.  
I am here most of the time but in bed between 11pm and 7.00am (beauty sleep!!) so can do any other time, but I may need help myself on 7th March 10.00am to 5.00pm if the wind is tricky.
Just PM each other with sign in details and leave it up to someone else   %) {-)
NO responsibility will be accepted for lost places  :o :o {-)

Cheers
Danny

 
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: hopeitfloats on February 28, 2010, 12:18:47 AM
thats handy to know. someone please volunteer or is it just me thats away a lot. i can do your night time shift when i'm about if anyone wants help from running aground or whatever. my email said 7.00am GMT+1 start but maybe they have taken into account we are on daylight saving time or is it just to add more confusion?
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on February 28, 2010, 05:07:20 PM
Hi Craig, I've had confirmation that the start time is 6:00 am GMT, so you can work yours out from that.
It will be evening your time so you'll be able to look after your start. Let me know (PM) if you're going to be away for any length of time, and I'll steer for you.
Cheers
Danny

PS Larry (the long sail) did well last time ...!

Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: The long Build on February 28, 2010, 06:35:59 PM
Unlike my trip down to the Falklands before I realised I was going the wrong way Doh...   (Secret Ops Mission Really but all a bit Hush Hush) :police: 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: omra85 on March 01, 2010, 08:23:37 AM

(Secret Ops Mission Really but all a bit Hush Hush)


Yea, like trying to scrounge some free oil for the genny  %) {-) {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: Virtual Regatta
Post by: Nordsee on April 28, 2010, 03:47:11 PM
No extras for me (apart from the 150hp Yamaha outboard)  %%

I had a 105E and a Mark 1 - thin wheels and a stopping distance measured in miles ...  %)
Plus, on a hot summers day, the joy of feeling your BriNylon shirt glued between your back and the luxury vinyl seat - ah, the memories  :-))

Cheers
Danny
PS, joining us in the regatta Dicky?  :-)) {-) %%
I used to race a 105E. well the Broadspeed Version of it. Group 5 Saloon Cars. Fibre glass boot bonnet and doors, plexiglass windows, one bucket seat full cage. Steel Crank, Hepolite Pistons and a 40 80 80 40 Kent Camshaft, twin 40 DCOE Weber Carbs and 4 branch exhaust, 103 HP, and fantastic fun. Only had 51/2 inch rims and 185 tyres. Suspension totally rebuilt. We called it a Ford but really there was not much Ford in it! Those were the days. Wheel to wheel with Imps and Mini Coopers. magic!